September 5, 2008
Sorting Perl Lists And Removing Duplicates On Linux Or Unix
This may be the first time I've run a series of posts where the topic was different every step of the way. That's a good thing, because I get just as bored as anyone else reading about the same thing over and over ;) So, following in the footsteps of our posts on Number Pools And Guaranteed Combinations Within Fixed Lists and Perl List Permutations, we'll move straight ahead to the next logical step, which is almost an entirely different subject altogether. I will however, reiterate (repeat again... sorry, one of my idiosyncrasies ;) our Objective in this whole exercise (Skip to the next paragraph if you feel I've done this sentence to death ;) : Given a Number Pool of "x through y," create the maximum possible Fixed List Length variations of our Fixed List that contain some variation of our Guaranteed Combination, without any duplication (i.e. 1, 2, 3 is equal to 2, 3, 1 and would only count as one match), and return the results.