/wən-līn-ər wȯrz/

n. A game popular among hackers who code in the language APL (see write-only language). The objective is to see who can code the most interesting and/or useful routine in one line of operators chosen from APL's exceedingly hairy primitive set. A similar amusement was practiced among TECO hackers.

Ken Iverson, the inventor of APL, has been credited with a one-liner that, given a number N, produces a list of the prime numbers from 1 to N inclusive. It looks like this:

(2 = 0 +.= T o.| T) / T <- iN

where 'o' is the APL null character, the assignment arrow is a single character, and 'i' represents the APL iota.

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