Programming competition

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Anyone up for this?

Gravel Puzzleworth, Thursday, 17 June 2010 10:44 (ten years ago) link

Hello World!

sent from my neural lace (ledge), Thursday, 17 June 2010 10:46 (ten years ago) link

what do you have in mind btw

sent from my neural lace (ledge), Thursday, 17 June 2010 10:46 (ten years ago) link

^^^ We should definitely do this. Something like, pick a theme and then write programs that fit the theme?

display-name aesthete (snoball), Thursday, 17 June 2010 11:44 (ten years ago) link

I was thinking something like (one I just mailed to my nerd friends):

'in a program (language of your choice) output the first 500 characters of romeo and juliet. shortest program wins"

Gravel Puzzleworth, Thursday, 17 June 2010 12:18 (ten years ago) link

(that one's kind of unfair bcz I've been thinking about it all morning, but, y'know, that sort of thing)

Gravel Puzzleworth, Thursday, 17 June 2010 12:20 (ten years ago) link

There is a stand-alone constraint here, is there? What dependencies are allowed (apart from the basics of the operating system obv)? Can I invoke any Windows dll, for instance? ;)

anatol_merklich, Thursday, 17 June 2010 12:22 (ten years ago) link

maybe say it has to work on ideone.com, as a sort of abritrary rule re:standaloneness/ ultra high-level languages?

Gravel Puzzleworth, Thursday, 17 June 2010 12:55 (ten years ago) link

Wow I didn't even know about that one, ty! Also, yes seems fair I suppose.

anatol_merklich, Thursday, 17 June 2010 13:26 (ten years ago) link

ditto, ditto

sent from my neural lace (ledge), Thursday, 17 June 2010 15:05 (ten years ago) link

Where's Ste when we need him...

Gravel Puzzleworth, Thursday, 17 June 2010 18:07 (ten years ago) link

"Can I access the network from my program?
No, access to the network is blocked."

Ha! There goes my strategy.

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 17 June 2010 18:12 (ten years ago) link

As in a strategy for a program to output the first 500 character of Romeo & Juliet? Use HTML (not really a language I know)...

display-name aesthete (snoball), Friday, 18 June 2010 10:07 (ten years ago) link

I don't think we're actually doing the R&J one - that was just an example!

When should we start this?

Gravel Puzzleworth, Friday, 18 June 2010 13:01 (ten years ago) link

this avo would have been great, got bugger all else to do.

eh i'm free anytime.

sent from my neural lace (ledge), Friday, 18 June 2010 15:10 (ten years ago) link

I will be watching but not playing. I like tricksy programming but it's not how my mind works, at all.

(I wrote a quine once! It tooks hours of mental bleeding. I thought it was my homework assignment. Turns out my homework assignment was to write the Pascal equivalent of open (my $fh,'<','ownsourcecode.pl'); print while <$fh> and the teacher obviously thought my obfuscated trickery was a load of retarded nonsense typing.

So yeah, not getting burnt like that again, my first thought for the R+J was that a one-liner cd probably scrape it off gutenberg.org, but not on ideone it seems. But ideone is pretty neat, thanks!)

atoms breaking heart (a passing spacecadet), Friday, 18 June 2010 15:32 (ten years ago) link

I'll try and think of a good one and put something up tonight, say one week from when it starts as the deadline?

Gravel Puzzleworth, Friday, 18 June 2010 18:25 (ten years ago) link


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