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

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Sun Mar 19 22:01:04 UTC 2017

I did that in a relatively boring math course just to try to keep my
interest up. (Riemann integration in RM/COBOL, anyone?)

On Sun, Mar 19, 2017 at 5:29 PM, Olaf Klinke <olf at aatal-apotheke.de> wrote:

> 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.
> Olaf
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