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    The Fourth Contest: Alarm Clock, sign up here

    Subject: An Alarm Clock
    Description: Write an alarm clock program. It must have a console based interface. It should show and update the current time every second or more frequently. It should have an option to set the alarm time, and optionally the clock time, too. When the alarm time is reached, the computer should suitably alarm the user.
    Criteria:
    efficiency: don't let your computer work harder than it has to for your program
    elligance: your code should be logically organized
    portability: make your code compile on most platforms, without non-lint errors
    Special Criteria:
    interface: your code should be easy to operate and idiot-proof
    Alarmability: a one in this category won't wake insomniacs up. A five in this category will be declared a national emergency. (or at least a breach of the peace)

    note: Writing an alarm clock program is possible without breaching any portability rules. Sometimes, though, you might want to incorporate some common but non-standard functions to help increase your Interface score. If you choose to do that, try to make sure that the increase in Interface points is greater or equal to the decrease in portability points.

    signed up contestants: 6 slots left
    goose
    fletch
    vasanth
    dual-catfish

    signed up judges: all slots filled
    ygfperson
    shaik786
    d00b
    klinerr1

    (note: i did mention in the c++ design thread that i intended judges to be permenent. i've decided to hold off on that 'til the next contest, for simplicity's sake. just sign up like normal)

    Send all completed entries, attached, to geoschnee2@thetruth.com .

    Remember, above all, make sure your program works.
    Last edited by ygfperson; 08-03-2002 at 10:53 PM.

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    How can I sign up as a contestant?

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    Maybe they should be able to play a specified file upon 'alarming'. Nothing like waking up to the Ghostbusters theme or 'Can't touch this.'!

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    Originally posted by goose
    How can I sign up as a contestant?
    just respond to this thread (which was you just did). send your entry to my e-mail address before the deadline is up. the deadline is next monday midnight, EST.

    forgot to put up my e-mail address... i guess i'll do it now. i prefer that you send a zip file with the entry in it, but i'll accept raw source files, too.

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    Maybe they should be able to play a specified file upon 'alarming'. Nothing like waking up to the Ghostbusters theme or 'Can't touch this.'!
    that's somewhat touched upon in the post up there. the problem with this idea is that it's not portable across platforms. there's no easy way to do it even disregarding portability, afaik. if you hardwired your program to a specific tune, maybe played by the pc speakers, that could work well.
    whatever you choose to do, just remember my point above. if you choose to disregard some aspect of portability, the benefits gained should be worth it.

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    I'll ante up.

    /* edit */ BTW, I voted for the quiz program
    Last edited by fletch; 07-30-2002 at 06:17 PM.
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    I am in....

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    I'll judge too

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    i would like to be the judge after doob
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    hmm i'd like to sign up but am not familiar with what are ansi standard library functions and what arent. anyone know where some sort of listing is?

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    I have mailed my entry...

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    hmm i'd like to sign up but am not familiar with what are ansi standard library functions and what arent. anyone know where some sort of listing is?
    There are various sites, here's one.
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    i got yours, vasanth

    to all judges: you must know the rules of judging. in short, score on a one to five scale for each category, and give me some reason why it deserved that mark. give me your e-mail addresses so i can send you the entries on tuesday. all entries need to be judged by saturday night, which means you have a period from monday night to saturday night, 5 days. if you don't get something into me by that time i'm going to judge without that input.

    shaik786: i think i already have your e-mail address from when you sent in the entry, so you don't need to tell me again.

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    Well it's in my profile... but here it is anyway

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