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== Optimizations? == From the task description:

Only numbers less than one sextillion 1021 will be considered in/for this task.

This will allow optimizations to be used.

I am mildly curious as to what optimizations this refers to. Maybe I am missing something, but I am failing to see how limiting to one sextillion offers any way to optimize. Not so big a deal for the Perl 6 example as it counts the *-ban numbers up to one sextillion 3 times in less than a second (on my system). I just wonder what I am overlooking. --[[User:Thundergnat|Thundergnat]] ([[User talk:Thundergnat|talk]]) 21:06, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

: See the '''REXX''' solution (I think it has the best comments for eliminating numbers that have an '''e''' in them). At this time, I believe there are four other computer programming language solutions that use (more or less) the same algorithm.

: The algorithm roughly is:
:::* separate the (decimal) number into ''periods'' (into groups of three digits starting from the right). :::* for the ''units'' position, eliminate one, three, five, seven, eight, and nine. :::* for the ''tens'' position, eliminate ten, eleven, twelve, teens, twenty, seventy, eighty, and ninety. :::* for the ''hundreds'' position, eliminate all numbers greater than zero and aren't a blank, as ''any'' hundr'''e'''d has an '''e'''.

: This algorithm will work up to the sextillions (and beyond the septillions, it's hit and miss, so to speak). There are some numbers that have multiple spellings, so I included that sextillion limit to bypass these minefields. -- [[User:Gerard Schildberger|Gerard Schildberger]] ([[User talk:Gerard Schildberger|talk]]) 23:31, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

: Also of note, the algorithm mentioned (above) should have the numbers pluralized, but then '''twenty''' would become '''twenties'''. and I thought the 2nd spelling would maybe confuse some people. -- [[User:Gerard Schildberger|Gerard Schildberger]] ([[User talk:Gerard Schildberger|talk]]) 23:31, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

::Ah. Makes sense. I went a different way with Perl 6 but I can see your point. Thanks. --[[User:Thundergnat|Thundergnat]] ([[User talk:Thundergnat|talk]]) 23:56, 22 March 2019 (UTC)