Talk:Hourglass puzzle

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task wording

The term   hourglass   is a device used to measure one hour.

The generic term for such a device is a   sandglass,   which can measure specific times   (set/defined during manufacture);   usually filled with a fine (dry) sand,   pouring/running (by gravity) from one vessel to another.     -- Gerard Schildberger (talk) 04:14, 30 December 2020 (UTC)

I missed that it says hourglass but times in minutes. You could use sandglass and keep the minutes or keep hourglass and change the units to hours.
--Paddy3118 (talk) 11:48, 30 December 2020 (UTC)
I'm sure you're right, though Collins, alone I might add, disagrees with British English "a specified time" and American "esp. one hour" --Pete Lomax (talk)

task name

Perhaps the Rosetta Code (draft) task should be renamed to Sandglass puzzle.   It may be more descriptive,   but many people generically call a sandglass an hourglass,   where the latter is more well known,   even though most sandglasses are used to time boiling eggs   (a three minute egg timer)   or as a game timer for a player to solve or provide an answer.     -- Gerard Schildberger (talk) 04:35, 30 December 2020 (UTC)

Interim flips

Quite a fun little challenge.
At heart, of course, it is really just a straightforward breadth-first search.
Interm (and deferred) flips are/were allowed in the initial Logo submission. --Pete Lomax (talk) 17:35, 30 December 2020 (UTC)

Very nice solution indeed
I was late to see yours and then made a wrong reference to Julia instead .. --Hkdtam (talk) 17:48, 30 December 2020 (UTC)