# Code Golf 1: Fibonacci

Code Golf. As with the real sport the goal is to reduce the number of strokes that it takes to complete a particular objective, although with Code Golf “strokes” refers to keystrokes rather than swings of a golf club.

You may compete using any language.1

Create an algorithm that prints the 30 first fibonacci number to the screen, each followed by a newline.

An algorithm which could do this would be (148 bytes):

```my \$a = 1;
my \$b = 0;
my \$c;

my \$limit = 30;
my \$i = 0;

while (\$i < \$limit) {
\$i += 1;
\$c = \$a + \$b;
\$a = \$b;
\$b = \$c;
print \$c . "\n";
}```

But that can be written way shorter.

My first:

`\$a=1;for((0..29)){\$c=\$a+\$b;\$a=\$b;\$b=\$c;print"\$c\n"}`

My second:
`\$a=1;\$c=\$a+\$b,\$a=\$b,\$b=\$c,print"\$c\n"for 0..29`

Noud’s reponse:
`\$i=1;print\$i+=\$a,"\n",\$a+=\$i,"\n"while\$i<317811`

My revenge:
`\$a=1;\$c=\$a+\$b,\$a=\$b,\$b=\$c,print"\$c\n"for 0..29`

Noud was 30 seconds later with:
`\$a=1;print\$a+=\$b,"\n",\$b+=\$a,"\n"for 1..15`

My latest one: partially by Bram too
`print\$a+=\$b,"\n",\$b+=\$a,"\n"for\$a++..14`

Update:Twan:
`print\$a+=\$b,\$/,\$b+=\$a,\$/for\$a++..14`

1. a language that implements `fib` returning mysteriously the first 30 fibonacci numbers isn’t allowed.

## 3 thoughts on “Code Golf 1: Fibonacci”

1. Theo says:

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right bram? =D

2. // no comment, indeed.

Thought I have to note ‘My last one’ was not totally his one, crediting Noud’s and maybe my effort.

3. Noud says:

Our last one, I came with \$a++..14. ðŸ˜›