So I am poking around on Stack Overflow, trying to figure out a way for someone as stupid as me to actually move my reputation up, when I stumble on this post…
Code Golf: Duplicate Character Removal in String (EDIT: Sorry, I had to remove the link as the question was removed by Stack Overflow…)
This seemed simple enough, so here is my VB.NET console application code:
Module Module1 Sub Main() Dim s As String = "nbHHkRvrXbvkn" Console.WriteLine("The original string is: " + s) For Each c In s : s = IIf(s.LastIndexOf(c) <> s.IndexOf(c), s.Replace(CStr(c), Nothing), s) : Next Console.WriteLine("The modified string is: " + s) Console.ReadKey() End Sub End Module
The line that does all the work is 98 characters, including the spaces that the IDE automagically puts in there for me.
Anyone have any ideas on how to improve it in VB.NET?
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Interesting, I thought no one used vb anymore
Hey John, the ocean called, they’re running out of shrimp.
You know, you could always go over to Stack Overflow and upvote my answer.