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Re^2: Perl on Topcoder

by fbinard (Beadle)
on Sep 12, 2005 at 22:56 UTC ( #491412=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Perl on Topcoder
in thread Perl on Topcoder


1st part: inverse proportional to (solved)?time to solve:max time

2nd part is correct. You get additional points for any test case that faults the code. You get demerits for trying a test case that fails (by being handled correctly by the adverse program)

Many reasons to want to use Perl sometimes. Just 2:

  • There are problems that are just made for regex handling.
  • creating and using a map using the stl (in C++) is way longer than using a hash (and time is a factor)

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Re^3: Perl on Topcoder
by Anonymous Monk on Sep 13, 2005 at 17:19 UTC
    using regexes is IMHO cheating when it comes to showing how much brain power you have :) They are too convenient and a huge shortcut in many cases.
      The same can be said about computers.
      Perhaps then the solution is to have a competition just in Perl ;)
        Perl golf kind of satisfies this role for the perl community.

        In a typically laid-back anarchistic sort of way :)

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