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Write a program that become much, much slower on the addition of a line of code.


  1. No sleep( ) statements, please.

  2. No loops with huge LCVs.

  3. As always, may the shortest win!

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closed as not constructive by Peter Taylor, Howard, Gareth, vsz, w0lf Nov 17 '12 at 18:01

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This needs to be much more specific to be an answerable question. – Peter Taylor Nov 17 '12 at 12:14

Python: 0

The empty program.

You can add the line 9**9**9 to make it run slowly.

My score is 0 because you asked for the program before the line is added; The empty program is "a program that becomes slower when a single line is added".

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