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CalcG.org Hosts Contest
Posted by Michael on 4 July 2007, 15:20 GMT

CalcG.org is hosting a programming competition in a timed challenge format. Specifics will be announced on July 6 and entrants will have 48 hours to complete and submit their program. All calculator models and programming languages can participate. More information can be found at CalcG.org.

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Re: CalcG.org Hosts Contest
Barrett Anderson Account Info
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Nice

This sounds like it'll be fun.

Reply to this comment    4 July 2007, 15:38 GMT

Re: Re: CalcG.org Hosts Contest
Brandon Wilson  Account Info
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But not for you, since you're hosting it. So you can't win.

Not without being evil.

Reply to this comment    4 July 2007, 15:48 GMT


Re: Re: Re: CalcG.org Hosts Contest
Benjamin Orenstein  Account Info

Yay, one less competition.

Reply to this comment    4 July 2007, 15:50 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: CalcG.org Hosts Contest
Victor Wang  Account Info

Um...that would be "competetor". Just FYI.

Reply to this comment    4 July 2007, 19:51 GMT


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Victor Wang  Account Info

Error: "competitor" :-)

Reply to this comment    4 July 2007, 19:53 GMT


Re: Re: CalcG.org Hosts Contest
Calcinator Account Info
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Sounds remarkably similar to the UTI contests. I'm tempted to write a program and submit it into the 68k basic category. There's never really much competition in that area, so I might just win. ;)

Reply to this comment    7 July 2007, 20:22 GMT

Re: CalcG.org Hosts Contest
DWedit  Account Info
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So setting a specific project/topic is the way you plan on making sure that people don't go in loaded with pre-made code?

Reply to this comment    4 July 2007, 18:39 GMT


Re: Re: CalcG.org Hosts Contest
Barrett Anderson Account Info
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Yes. For this contest it will be something that only several people have made before (from my research in the ticalc.org archives... Although I'm sure that some people have done it and just not submitted it to the archives).

But of course we'll also rely on everyone's honesty. Only very weird people would enjoy winning a contest that they cheated on... There just isn't any satisfaction...

Reply to this comment    4 July 2007, 18:46 GMT


Re: Re: Re: CalcG.org Hosts Contest
Victor Wang  Account Info

I don't know if this can work, but maybe (if you have the time) you could check the properties of the programs (a.k.a. when they were created and stuff?)

Reply to this comment    4 July 2007, 19:59 GMT


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Benjamin Orenstein  Account Info

No, that would not work.

Reply to this comment    5 July 2007, 01:21 GMT


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Victor Wang  Account Info

What...can you hide it or what?

Reply to this comment    5 July 2007, 02:00 GMT


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Peter Fernandes  Account Info
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Where the heck do you expect to get these "properties of programs"? If you mean the file properties set by any modern OS, then the use could simply create a new file and copy everything into it to make it look more recent...

Reply to this comment    5 July 2007, 02:45 GMT


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Victor Wang  Account Info

I wasn't saying it would definitely work. I was just saying that if they did have an invalid date, you could tell...just an idea???

Reply to this comment    5 July 2007, 02:51 GMT


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aladdinslamp Account Info
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Sorry, but there are plenty of programs (such as ResEdit) that will, among other things, mess about with file dates at your command. Good try, though!

Reply to this comment    5 July 2007, 15:10 GMT


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Victor Wang  Account Info

That was kind of like a rhetorical comment?

Reply to this comment    5 July 2007, 18:41 GMT

Re: CalcG.org Hosts Contest
aladdinslamp Account Info
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Sounds good. Now, what'll the challenge be? Ooh! Ooh! I know! Pick me! Pick me! :}

Reply to this comment    5 July 2007, 01:46 GMT


Re: Re: CalcG.org Hosts Contest
j-z-d Account Info

make a prog that can calculate RPN expressions*
sounds pretty impossible to me, but if i think about it, i might be able to do it.

*see www.calcgames.org for details on RPNs

Reply to this comment    14 July 2007, 17:03 GMT

Re: CalcG.org Hosts Contest
DWedit  Account Info
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Having programmed for the 82/83 and 85/86, programming 85/86 assembly is basically identical to programming 82/83 assembly. I really don't see why they get a separate category.

Reply to this comment    5 July 2007, 09:48 GMT

Re: Re: CalcG.org Hosts Contest
haveacalc  Account Info

Sure, the Z80's the same, but the hardware (wider screen that can be addressed, different keyboard, ect.) could change little things.

Reply to this comment    6 July 2007, 00:34 GMT


Re: Re: CalcG.org Hosts Contest
Andy Janata  Account Info
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The basic, as far as I know, is different enough, and the asm entrypoints are diffent as well, of course.

I suppose depending on turnout they may be collapsed together if any more contests are done in this manner.

Reply to this comment    7 July 2007, 00:28 GMT

Re: CalcG.org Hosts Contest
Benjamin Orenstein  Account Info

Topic posted, I may give it a shot.

Reply to this comment    7 July 2007, 00:01 GMT

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