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Re: [vox] ACM programming contest

On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 07:49:20PM -0800, Bill Broadley wrote:
> On 11/10/2010 05:51 PM, Brian Lavender wrote:
> > I'll run it. Prizes? Someone else can get those. Who is interested in
> > doing it?
> 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!

Well, I was thinking of list of foo and solve problem and print out result.
Backtracking, dynamic programming, branch and bound, divide and conquer,

Something like a three hour tour with problems of varying degrees of

I am thinking of configuring the pc^2, put together some problems and
go. When the time is up, we see who won. pc^2 has the capability to
limit run times on programs to one minute. 


Brian Lavender

"Program testing can be used to show the presence of bugs, but never to
show their absence!"

Professor Edsger Dijkstra
1972 Turing award recipient
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