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# Manual Reference Pages  -  ACME::GUESSNUMBER (3)

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### NAME

Acme::GuessNumber - An automatic number guessing game robot

### SYNOPSIS

```

use Acme::GuessNumber;
guess_number(25);
# If you are in a hurry
guess_number(25, HURRY_UP);

```

### DESCRIPTION

Many people have this experience: You sit before a gambling table. You keep placing the bet. You know the Goddess will finally smile at you. You just don’t know when. You have only to wait. As the time goes by, the bets in your hand become fewer and fewer. You feel the time goes slower and slower. This lengthy waiting process become painfully long, like a train running straightforwardly into hell. You start feeling your whole life is a misery, as the jackpot never comes...

But, hey, why so painfully waiting? The Goddess will finally smile at you, right? So, why not put this painly waiting process to a computer program? Yes. That is the whole idea, the greatest invention in the century: An automatic gambler! There is no secret. It is simple brute-force. It never-endingly runs toward your final jackpot. You can go for your life: sleep, eat, work. When you finally came back you win. With it, the hell of gambling is history!

Remember, that the computer is never affected by emotions, luck, everything. It never feel anxious or depressed. It simply, faithfully, determinedly runs the probability until the jackpot. As you know, the anxiety and depression are the enemy of the games, while a simple, faithful, and determined mind is the only path to the jackpot. This makes a computer a perfect gambler than an ordinary human being.

### FUNCTIONS

 guess_number(\$max, \$hurry) Start playing. Give it a maximum range of the numbers, and the program will play the number guessing game for you. If you are in a hurry, you can also speed it up by setting \$hurry = 1, or use the exported symbol HURRY_UP.

### NOTES

#### It’s so funny! May I join the game?

No. That’s the whole point of acme. Human beings are never acme. Only machines are acme. So, in order for everything to be acme, no human being is allowed. This ensures that when guessing, the player is never bothered by all kinds of feelings: anxiety, depression, anything. It just guesses, precisely. Nothing more.

### BUGS

No. This can’t possiblely be wrong. This is brute-force. It will try until it succeeds. Nothing can stop it from success. You always win! You will always win! The Goddess will always smile at you!

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### AUTHOR

imacat <imacat@mail.imacat.idv.tw>