# Short concise python solution (14lines)

• ``````class Solution:
def spiralOrder(self, matrix):
spiral = []
try:
while True:
spiral += matrix.pop(0)
for i in range(len(matrix)):
spiral.append(matrix[i].pop(-1))
spiral += reversed(matrix.pop(-1))
for i in range(len(matrix)):
spiral.append(matrix[len(matrix) - 1 - i].pop(0))
except:
pass
return spiral
``````

Basicly, eat the top line, right line, bottom, then left, loop

• Can 14 lines be short ?

Stefan have a ONE line solution in Python. How about his solution ?

• Mine is less efficient. For what it's doing, this one is fairly short.

And this was posted before mine. Check the dates.

And it's not 14 lines but 12 lines (or else you should count mine as 3, not 1).

I'd just change it to this:

``````def spiralOrder(self, matrix):
spiral = []
try:
while True:
spiral += matrix.pop(0)
spiral += map(list.pop, matrix)
spiral += reversed(matrix.pop())
spiral += [row.pop(0) for row in reversed(matrix)]
except:
return spiral``````

• And now I posted a Ruby 1-liner so I could ask the same about your "concise" Ruby 7-liner :-P

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