[Haskell-cafe] To [] Or Not To []

Olaf Klinke olf at aatal-apotheke.de
Sun Mar 19 21:29:18 UTC 2017

Just adding to the programming contest anecdotes. Here is what happens if you issue an applied math assignment without specifying the programming language to be used. The first student solves it in bash, to demonstrate how inefficient the solution can be. The second student writes a Turing machine simulator in Maple (I can't recall whether it was the brainf*ck dialect), then programs that Turing machine. The third student writes the solution in postscript and makes the printer solve the differential equation. 
All were languages available in the setting. I have no idea whether any of the above submissions were inspected by the tutor, but received a mark. 


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