liquidengineer | Server spplit? |

dmwit | *burp* It was the most delicious server split I've had in ages, you must send me the recipe! |

liquidengineer | Mind if I run some functions by ya'll? I'm having some difficulties |

dmwit | ?hpaste |

lambdabot | Haskell pastebin: http://hpaste.org/new |

liquidengineer | they're really short |

dmwit | Or here is fine if they're very short. =) |

hpaste | (anonymous) pasted "Determine if an input is ((multiple of 4) plus 1)" at http://hpaste.org/1436 |

liquidengineer | that was me....sorry That should work, shouldn't it? |

dmwit | liquidengineer: if p then True else False === p |

sorear | jcreigh: -O implies -fvia-C iff your ghc is 6.6 or older in HEAD, the options are independant dmwit, jcreigh: I've looked at the asm, -fvia-C has a bit test, -fasm has a IDIV |

dmwit | sorear: Ah, neat, thanks! liquidengineer: It works, yes. |

liquidengineer | dmwit? ah |

hpaste | dmwit annotated "Determine if an input is ((multiple of 4) plus 1)" with "a possible simplification" at http://hpaste.org/1436#a1 |

sorear | liquidengineer: you did all this!? huh? what did I do? |

hpaste | liquidengineer annotated "Determine if an input is ((multiple of 4) plus 1)" with "Now with pickMove" at http://hpaste.org/1436#a2 |

liquidengineer | Now, this is where I'm having problems pickMove should return a 1, 2, or 3 as explained in the comments It does not. |

dmwit | liquidengineer: Imagine what happens if you pass that function 0. Err... to be more specific: Imagine if numToTake == pieces. |

liquidengineer | You'd zero out pieces? |

dmwit | liquidengineer: You don't really want a recursive function here. |

liquidengineer | I don't? a case statement, maybe? |

dmwit | There's some simple modular arithmetic that will give the number you're looking for. |

liquidengineer | Oh? |

dmwit | Suppose there are 37 pieces. |

liquidengineer | Yes. |

dmwit | (I assume you can take up to three at a time, yes?) |

liquidengineer | Yes |