02 April 2016
During the final weeks of my exam session I started reading a bit about python 3 using an excellent book: Dive into Python. When I noted that python uses the Mersenne Twister PRNG as well I decided to write another version of my Buridan's donkey program.
.. code:: python
import random, sys if __name__ == '__main__': args = list() if not sys.stdin.isatty(): for line in sys.stdin: if line[-1] is '\n': line = line[:-1] args.append(line) else: args = sys.argv[1:] argRange = len(args) for i in range(argRange): print(str(i+1) + '.', args.pop(random.randrange(0, len(args))))
This script works in a different way than the one in c++. Rather than shuffling a list made by the entries in the arguments, it pops randomly one entry from the list till the list is empty.
Not satisfied enough, I wrote also a telegram bot using the telebot library that works as the script above but inside the telegram app. The bot can be added to your contact list by simply searching for @duridan_donkey_bot (yes, a typo!)
All the code is opensource and can be found on my github page.