[Haskell-cafe] Re: (to haskell-cafe) comment on language shootout

Ketil Malde ketil+haskell at ii.uib.no
Mon Jun 21 03:28:08 EDT 2004

"Iavor S. Diatchki" <diatchki at cse.ogi.edu> writes:

> one thing i don't like about programming contests, is that usually
> time is very limited, so often one ends up with terrible hacks that
> kind of work...  

I'm not so sure - at least in earlier contests, when programs were
submitted, they were fed a large variety of inputs, and a lot of
entries were weeded out on correctness issues.

> one might argue though, that "real programmers" are
> often faced with such situations.

Perhaps this changes when the submission consists of program output? 

If I haven't seen further, it is by standing in the footprints of giants

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