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Day 19

Regex time! Today I implemented the simplified Metaphone rules given on the Wikipedia page It definitely has some ordering issues (why would we check for “gg” after we’ve removed all duplicate letters except “cc”?), but it was a good way to learn about regexes. Code’s on github.

I present some poetry:

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(Note that “0” approximates a theta.)

Also, in the morning, I finished and shipped my entry for Ectocomp.