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    Originally posted by fletch
    Should I comment extensively, or can I rely on the judges to be able sort through my alarm clock? If I need to comment, what's the appropriate 'level of commenting?' i.e.

    // This block of code does...
    -or-
    // This line sets x equal to y

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    spin your choice. but if i had to choose, definately the first type(block of code does...), and definately not the second type (line x = y).

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    Ohh boy.. I already submited my entry and i dint write even a piece of commewnt in the source..

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    (my eyes tend to pass over comments anyway)

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    Originally posted by vasanth
    Ohh boy.. I already submited my entry and i dint write even a piece of commewnt in the source..
    you can submit an entry as many times as you want. the final entry will be the one excepted. (i'm sure you knew this, but some ofhers might've not)

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    I've submitted my entry. With comments.

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    well yes i knew that.. i submited my last contest entry almost 5 times i think... Well this time i cant since i have a very tight shedulde...... Any way i am hoping for the best..

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    i've gotten entries from fletch and goose. there are 3 confirmed entries.

    //edit: i've managed to compile all the entries and run them correctly (vasanth's with a great bit of difficulty... thank god borland lets people download turbo 2.01)
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    Originally posted by ygfperson

    you can submit an entry as many times as you want. the final entry will be the one excepted. (i'm sure you knew this, but some ofhers might've not)
    cool cause i ddint know that
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    Originally posted by Klinerr1
    cool cause i ddint know that
    nice to know that all the judges know all the rules
    hello, internet!

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    Originally posted by moi


    nice to know that all the judges know all the rules
    it's not like he needed to know that... i'm the one accepting the entries.

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    Though it compiled now.. do i loose points for portability or sometin........

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    Originally posted by vasanth
    Though it compiled now.. do i loose points for portability or sometin........
    probably yes. your program is only compilable on the borland turbo c 3.x, or borland turbo 2.1 with the change of textmode(C4350) to textmode(C80).

    but the important thing is that it compiled, which means we can judge it in the first place.

    //edit: checks thread for deadline... finds out he forgot to put it there

    it's monday night, dual-catfish, eastern standard time, just fyi. i think it was mentioned on the contest design thread earlier...
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    Do we lose portability points if our application fails to compile on a non standards compliant compiler, or does portability mean just getting it to compile on as many compilers as is possible?

    I tested on gcc -ansi (win32 via mingw, and solaris), cc, and lc -ansic (lcc-win32), and figured that this would be considered faily sufficient for portability (assuming I made no errors).

    Would it be possible for contestants to be given a specific list of compilers that will be used in testing (and appropriate flags)? It would not be too hard to list the compilers sufficient for broad portability.

    This would guaruntee both that the contestants know what is expected, and that the judges use appropriate criteria.

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    portability means that the program works (important), and that it compiles without error on as many platforms and compilers as possible. i'm not going to expect the programs to compile on anything other than an intel x86 computer.

    i'm not going to list compilers used, since the judges have different compilers they use, but ideally it should compile on ms vc++, borland's current modern compiler, and modern versions of gcc (2.95.3 and above).

    often people use nonstandard functions (like the conio.h ones) to improve their interface. if a program used conio.h it wouldn't compile on linux machines, which would count in the portability scores.

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    when will the judging be finished? I saw that today is the deadline
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