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Craig Steiner
08/02/05 14:59
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#98712 - Derivatives, languages, and voting
Responding to: Erik Malund's previous message
Erik Malund said:
So, the question is; can derivative specific facts be included if explained in the text

My first thought would be that we should avoid derivative-specific problems because it's going to reduce the number of people that are interested in participating in the challenge. And unless the derivative feature is part of the problem (like an A/D problem that requires an A/D to even have significance) then the same problem should be applicable (and be slightly more tricky) if it were a normal 8052.

For example, I certainly don't think dual DPTRs should be a part of any problem or solution because anything that can be done with dual DPTRs can be done without them, too, and then it's more applicable to everyone.

There are C-illiterate and asm-illiterate members in the forum, should there be an asm question and a C question every time?

This is a very good question and I'm open to input on this.

I was thinking the questions would be assembly-based just due to the fact that if you're using a 'C' compiler, it does so much of the interesting work for you and you might as well be participating in a 'C' programming challenege at some random 'C' forum rather than something specific to the 8052. That's not to say there aren't good and bad solutions in 'C' to a given 8052 problem, but I would think that assembly-based problems would be more appropriate. Again, other thoughts on this are welcome.

My idea was to have one coding challenge open at any given time. Once a given time frame has passed (probably one week) and if sufficient solutions have been submitted (I was thinking of a minimum of three), then the system would automatically close the challenge, publish the next challenge, and the previous challenge would go into a voting phase for a certain amount of time (probably 3 or 4 days but with a minimum of some number of votes). Once the voting period is done, the system would announce the winner.

Question: Should every member be able to vote or only those that contributed a solution to the challenge?

Craig Steiner

List of 39 messages in thread
Coding competition idea      Craig Steiner      08/01/05 09:26      
   YES!      Jan Waclawek      08/01/05 09:29      
      That would be      Craig Steiner      08/01/05 09:43      
   In progress      Craig Steiner      08/01/05 22:16      
      I have a few, but      Erik Malund      08/02/05 07:19      
         Last post      Steve M. Taylor      08/02/05 08:38      
            C-illiteracy      Jan Waclawek      08/02/05 09:09      
               C-illiterate (non) anonymous      Steve M. Taylor      08/02/05 09:56      
                  Where can I get it?      Ian Bell      08/06/05 08:55      
                     8051, AVR, (ARM ? ) and Rabbit      Steve M. Taylor      08/06/05 10:06      
                        Embedded Pascal et al      Ian Bell      08/07/05 10:20      
                           Modula      Steve M. Taylor      08/07/05 15:05      
         same thing here      Jon Ledbetter      08/02/05 09:06      
         <10k, ???      Jon Ledbetter      08/02/05 09:08      
            not a html tag proble      Erik Malund      08/02/05 14:49      
               Quote problem      Jon Ledbetter      08/02/05 15:12      
                  Escape sequence      Craig Steiner      08/02/05 15:30      
         Derivatives, languages, and voting      Craig Steiner      08/02/05 14:59      
         derivatives      Jan Waclawek      08/02/05 16:25      
            Derivatives      Steve M. Taylor      08/03/05 04:02      
               this is it!      Jan Waclawek      08/03/05 05:50      
                  I can't      Erik Malund      08/03/05 06:51      
               Issues with C challenges      Craig Steiner      08/03/05 06:55      
                  an example      Erik Malund      08/03/05 07:00      
                     I was wrong on both points      Erik Malund      08/03/05 07:13      
                        answer      Jacob Boyce      08/03/05 12:39      
                           actually I do not because ...      Erik Malund      08/03/05 13:20      
                     puzzle?      Jan Waclawek      08/03/05 07:25      
                        Wondering same thhong      Craig Steiner      08/03/05 08:04      
                           1) no it is not the weekly puzzle, that      Erik Malund      08/03/05 11:20      
                              depends on usage      Jan Waclawek      08/03/05 11:40      
                                 yes, but not forever      Erik Malund      08/03/05 12:04      
                                    wait forever      Jan Waclawek      08/03/05 16:09      
                                       Behave people.      Steve M. Taylor      08/03/05 16:15      
                                          That's the good thing      Craig Steiner      08/03/05 17:58      
                     C challenges      Craig Steiner      08/03/05 08:06      
                     Hardware problems      Craig Steiner      08/03/05 14:39      
                  the answer is what gets "marked"      Jan Waclawek      08/03/05 07:22      
                  Null points...      Donald Catto      08/03/05 10:49      

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