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  • Expression evaluator: (ie: 9+4*sin(37)^2)

    2 10.00%
  • HTML Escaper (see ideas thread for details

    1 5.00%
  • Substring Finder

    0 0%
  • Text File Compressor

    0 0%
  • Data File Compressor

    5 25.00%
  • Tetris

    0 0%
  • Source code translator (difficult, see ideas thread)

    0 0%
  • a LISP interpreter (see previous poll thread for details)

    3 15.00%
  • Source code beautifier

    1 5.00%
  • Nibbles game clone

    5 25.00%
  • HTML analyser (see ideas thread for details)

    0 0%
  • Quiz Program

    1 5.00%
  • M3U (mp3 playlist file) editor

    0 0%
  • A basic drawing program

    0 0%
  • A Slot Machine (aka fruit machine)

    2 10.00%

5th contest poll -- one day only!

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    5th contest poll -- one day only!

    Choose wisely.

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    Congratulations ygfperson on your status as a mod now



    And now to the point.. If a game like nible(Snake game) is selected for the next contest... Is it ok if i use BGI graphics...

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    nibbles w00t w00t w00t
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    Originally posted by vasanth
    Congratulations ygfperson on your status as a mod now



    And now to the point.. If a game like nible(Snake game) is selected for the next contest... Is it ok if i use BGI graphics...
    to make things equal i'll suggest an api (like plot_pixel(); and blit_pixels()) and you can call those functions to do graphics. inside those functions you can put non-portable bgi graphic code which would do the equivalent. this way, the judges can put their own graphics code inside those functions if they can't use the bgi.

    i'll leave any further discussion until the topic has been formally chosen

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    Originally posted by ygfperson
    to make things equal i'll suggest an api (like plot_pixel(); and blit_pixels()) and you can call those functions to do graphics. inside those functions you can put non-portable bgi graphic code which would do the equivalent. this way, the judges can put their own graphics code inside those functions if they can't use the bgi.

    i'll leave any further discussion until the topic has been formally chosen
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    > explain the "i got your check" to me.

    When Mr. Dangerfield say "I got your check", he was obviously referring to the fact that he had in his possession the bill for the victuals of this other man. The man in question apparently misunderstood Mr. Dangerfield (which, admittedly, isn't difficult to do - he enunciates poorly and his use of the term "got" is ambiguous, at best) to mean Mr. Dangerfield would be "picking up", or paying for this man's check. As was the style at the time, the man graciously thanked Mr. Dangerfield for paying for his dinner, as his aforementioned use of the word "got" implied the man got a free meal. Hilarity ensued.

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    /quote:
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    Originally posted by ygfperson
    to make things equal i'll suggest an api (like plot_pixel(); and blit_pixels()) and you can call those functions to do graphics. inside those functions you can put non-portable bgi graphic code which would do the equivalent. this way, the judges can put their own graphics code inside those functions if they can't use the bgi.

    i'll leave any further discussion until the topic has been formally chosen /


    Well that would not be proper i guess... Plot pixel and pixels.. Since some of us would be using inbuilt functions such as line circle, polugon etc etc of BGI library which would become very difficult to do with just plotting pixels... Well a humble request from me.. Accept all entries along with the exe.. and grade each one acording to the exe provided and you can cut marks in the portability section if the source is not compiling on most compilers...

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    i disagree. the aim of the contest should be to produce compilable code, not a pull an exe out of your ass contest. how hard is it to write your own circle function anyway? not very.
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    /*i disagree. the aim of the contest should be to produce compilable code, not a pull an exe out of your ass contest. how hard is it to write your own circle function anyway? not very.
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    The aim of the contest is logic and ariving at the end solution..... Well writing your own circle function might not be tuff but how adout complex polygons... just because you know something does not mean others are not supposed to use their skill set to solve a problem or write a program... Well then why the hell should there be a compatibility points on the contest... Then accroding to you the entry which is not compatible can be removed from the contest...

    Well if the code is not compatible then the judges have all the right to give a 0. But no one should tell a person what and how he should code a solution... Each one has his own unique style and understanding of different compilers.. So let people explore...

    LET THE JUDGES DECIDE

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    "the aim of the contest should be to produce compilable code. how hard is it to write your own circle function anyway?"

    I agree. First, I think that the use of the language and standard libraries should be expected to be standards compliant (and should function properly on OSs with compliant compilers and with error-free c libraries).

    Since the voters seem to want a graphics contest, I think that if there exists a free, cross-platform console graphics library, then its use should be expected if not required, or it should be required that any alternative used is at least as compatible (and free) as this one.

    Maybe some people have differing views as to what should be gotten out of these contests, but let's face it, any console graphics application produced as a result of these contests is probably going to be obsolete and of no pratical value. I personally think that if we focus on system utility and coding utility type applications, something of genuine usefullness may be produced.

    I think that this is the way to get more people involved.

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    Well writing your own circle function might not be tuff but how adout complex polygons
    i'm not limiting the graphics choises to a blit and plotting pixels. as i said before, once the topic is chosen we can discuss it further. if data compression is chosen, we can leave this discussion for another time.

    but for the time being, tell me what graphical functions you all think we need and i'll see which ones we can allow.

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