To celebrate the 2497th anniversary of the Greek victory at Salamis in 480 BC. Draw the lambda blazon.
The lambda blazon was the lambda painted on greek shields like so:
Puzzle: Given a positive odd integer n, produce an ascii art image of the above shield.
( /\ )
( /\ ) | / \ | ( / \ )
( /\ ) | / \ | | / \ | | / \ | ( / \ )
2| ( /\ ) y-axis 1| | / \ | 0| ( / \ ) ___________ 0123456789 x-axis
There should be exactly n
\ characters and n
/ characters. The
\s should not touch the edge of the shield. The bottom and top corners of the shield will be denoted with a
) unless n=1 where there will be one
) and one
(. There will always be one space between the bottom corners and the lambda, increasing by 1 with the y axis until
y + 1 == n. Non corners of the shield side will be denoted with
|. There is no shield top.