NOTICE: New contest (finally)

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    Originally posted by ygfperson
    Not the first time I tried it. Decompression of a text file (after compression) got me garbage. I haven't tested it under windows, though.
    When you decompressed, did you select the compressed file as the input or output?
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    Originally posted by ygfperson
    Probably by the next weekend, maybe sooner. It's a long time to grade a few entries, but I'm just making sure I don't underestimate and leave some people waiting.
    It's Saturday ygf...
    Away.

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    I'll have them up in a few hours.

    //edit: to save on suspense, Xsquared won.

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    Woohoo!
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    Congratulations, Xsquared! May the next contest (whenever that is) be more productive.
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    What compiler did you use it on where it didn't decompress?
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    Dammit, I submitted an older version, with only two small differences.

    1) Line 348: added '= { 0 }' at the end.
    2) Line 442: changed 'int curOffset = 0' to 'int curOffset = 1 + in.tellg( )'

    Then it works. Dang.
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    Here's the cpp file with those two changes:
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    I'm sorry... mentally, I'm in tears with laughter... That's too bad. I'm not going to do anything tonight, but maybe tomorrow I'll refigure the scores.

    Well, you won, anyway. And it's not that slow, either. (Granted, it's no winzip, but it compressed a 493k exe file of your program under dev-cpp to 371k. winzip further compressed that to 226k. winzip by itself compressed the file to 141k.)

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    I really don't care if it gets re-evaluated. I just wanted to show that it does actually work both ways.
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    Im looking over this code - and the 13th line stumped me

    Code:
    #define for if( 0 ); else for
    What does this do / mean? Thanks! (Ill probably have many more questions as i go through this, sorry )
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    Microsoft Visual C++ deviates from the standard scope of for statements.

    Example:
    Code:
    for( int i = 0; i < 5; i++ ) cout<<i<<endl;
    for( int i = 0; i < 6; i++ ) cout<<i<<endl;
    This should compile fine on a standards-compliant compiler, but in MSVC, you get an error: redefinition of 'i'.

    The '#define for if( 0 ); else for' would make it look like this:
    Code:
    if( 0 ); else for( int i = 0; i < 5; i++ ) cout<<i<<endl;
    if( 0 ); else for( int i = 0; i < 6; i++ ) cout<<i<<endl;
    OR if I inserted the braces:
    Code:
    if( 0 ) 
    {
    }
    else
    {
        for( int i = 0; i < 5; i++ ) cout<<i<<endl;
    }
    if( 0 ) 
    {
    }
    else
    {
        for( int i = 0; i < 6; i++ ) cout<<i<<endl;
    }
    This contains the scope of 'i' to within the if statement, basically correcting the deviation.
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    OK, I get it =)

    Thanks .
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