[Haskell] ANNOUNCE: The Succ Zero International Obfuscated Haskell
Shae Matijs Erisson
shae at ScannedInAvian.com
Tue Aug 3 14:47:40 EDT 2004
In the spirit of http://ioccc.org/ ....
bring us your poor, weary, downtrodden, and unreadable source code.
Come to the Succ Zeroth INTERNATIONAL OBFUSCATED HASKELL CODE CONTEST!
This contest is meant to be fun, short, and not terribly serious.
* submission deadline: August 31st, 2004
* judging deadline: September 15th, 2004 (expect results at that point)
* send your code (complaints/comments) to: iohcc at lists.ScannedInAvian.org
submission must have source and some sort of description file so that the
jurors won't be totally mystified.
* LICENSE: your code must be an original work, all submitted programs are thereby
put in the public domain. All explicitly copyrighted programs will be
rejected. (see the IOCCC rules)
* max source size: 5k
* entry must include shell script or makefile to perform the build
* build must not require human intervention
* doing something interesting and/or useful is a plus
* we particularly like games
* limited abuse of the rules is acceptible if the specific abuses are
documented, and the judges think it's cool
* judges aren't allowed to enter (not this time)
* latest public release versions of hugs, ghc, nhc, hbc, helium acceptable (any
* may use common Haskell tools such as hmake, happy etc.
* program need not be portable across Haskell implementations
* must be relatively portable across platforms (i.e. no Linux-specificisms)
* use of ANSI/VTxxx codes which are not limited to a specific brand of
terminal and work in a standard xterm are portable
* FFI is discouraged, we want real Haskell source.
five person jury:
* BjornBringert (bringert)
* AndrewBromage (Pseudonym)
* ShaeErisson (shapr)
* JeremyShaw (stepcut)
* MartinSjögren (Marvin--)
Awards will depend on the specific entries, but may include:
* best one-liner - less than 80 chars not counting imports?
* best .signature sized - 4x80 or 4x76 or whatever
* best game
* best H98-only program
* best exploit of a compiler bug
* most useful program
* most creative layout
* best abuse of implementation-specific extensions
* best abuse of the type system
* best abuse of category theory
* worst abuse of the rules
spirit, point, reason:
* to seek out new lifeforms and new civilizations
* to boldly go where no Haskell programmer has ever wanted to be!
Semi-seriously, though, obfuscated code shows neat and unusual ways of
structuring a program, cool tricks, dark nooks and crannies you've never
thought of, and is generally a good way to shake off all that software
discipline and stomp around in the muddy world of spaghetti code for a quick
Shae Matijs Erisson - Programmer - http://www.ScannedInAvian.org/
"I will, as we say in rock 'n' roll, run until the wheels come off,
because I love what I do." -- David Crosby
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