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Re: [vox] ACM programming contest



On 11/10/2010 07:49 PM, Bill Broadley wrote:
> I'm not a fan of the common contest along the lines of:
>    Given this input <a list of foo>, read them in and sort/pack/search/solve
>    and then output the list.  You have till deadline Z... Go!
> 
> I would however be interested in a collaborative programming on something 
> useful and/or fun.  Something like:
> * A networked game
> * Porting a useful library to a platform in need
> * writing a useful plugin
> * implementing a bot for a networked game
> * Adding a feature to some open source project.
> 
> Then again a cool programming contest would be to write a bot for a game and 
> have the game rules decide the winner.   Hopefully something way simpler than 
> RARS[1].   Maybe something more along the lines of c-robots[2], or xbattle[3], 
> or a simple 2-d tank game.
> 
> [1] http://rars.sourceforge.net/
> [2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crobots
> [3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbattle


	Well I can suggest a contest, a replacement for Procmail. Keep
	all of the features. The winner would be the program which has
	all of the features, an easy to understand filter rules and
	good man page documentation.

							Tony
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