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Craig Steiner
08/03/05 06:55
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#98750 - Issues with C challenges
Responding to: Steve M. Taylor's previous message
Steve M. Taylor said:
So if a problem can be solved BETTER with a different variant, or even in 'C' instead of asm, then it should be permitted. BETTER though has to be proved, with a statement of execution time or code-size or even algorithmic beauty.

Execution time or code-size on what compiler? With what optimization settings? I think that's one potential problem.

But if the problem (which is going to be the test challenge for beta-testing purposes) is to write a 32-bit variable right-shift, in 'C' that can be written as "VAR >= X" and you're done. It's entirely possible the compiler will produce some really tight code, but you really haven't demonstrated any ability and the person that really did the coding is the person that wrote the libraries at Keil or Raisonance or wherever.

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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