} On Tue, 22 Mar 1994, Ryan Shelswell wrote:
} > > 'Twould have been interesting to see how far the others go. Perhaps we could
} > > just run a UTS programming contest anyway, as training -- the elec eng/
} > > comp. eng/whatever students would (I'm sure) make for interesting
} > > competition. More like the real contest environment.
} How so?, Most first years couldn't compete -- this shortens the pool of
} available talent anyways.
Shortens but doesn't completely remove. There are first years who would be
willing to have a go, regardless of their chances.
} > BTW, this is *exactly* what we did last year. We did actually have entrants
} > from elec-eng, as well, but they dropped out. Well, he did - it was Matthew
} > Gream. I guess more time -> more advertising -> more entrants this year.
} Yeah -- again, this is really for someone NOT in first year -- your
} advertising drive was for people to buy TFM was it not. Do you expect them
} to be able to write code (most of them are probably do EIFFEL). What
} programming language does the competition allow?
Whatever. This is about programming -- i.e. generating a correct solution
to a problem given a set of standard tools. We don't need to restrict
the toolkit hugely, given that the ProgSoc contest isn't limited to
what's available on PCs.
} > >From what I've heard about the difficulty and content of some of the eng.
} > courses, they'll probably beat most of the CompScis :-) (Ryan throws down
} > gauntlet).
} Unfortunatley too true ...
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