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This is a discussion on Almost Daily Contest #4 within the Contests Board forums, part of the Community Boards category; >On the other hand, Prelude may claim that it is "uncompilable"... Most of the time I'll try my best to ...

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    >On the other hand, Prelude may claim that it is "uncompilable"...
    Most of the time I'll try my best to get the code to compile. If it takes too many changes that effects the score.

    >is it only the characters found in the function?
    The function is all I'll count. Hopefully everyone will do as Salem and just submit a function with the defined interface so that I can plug it into my test program.

    >is the table going to contain what was defined above, or is it a user inputed
    You don't know. All you know is that you get an array of strings for the table. However, you may assume that the table is N^2. Of course, I didn't specify variable N (an oversight I assure you, but I've already gotten entries assuming an N of 5), so you can assume a similar sized table as the example.
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    Wait - in C or C++? By what Salem said, I'm am I to assume it's in C?

    No matter anyway, really...the only real difference that you would probably see in this contest would be cout.

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    >Wait - in C or C++?
    It doesn't matter.
    My best code is written with the delete key.

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    Originally posted by Prelude
    >Wait - in C or C++?
    It doesn't matter.
    Thought as much .

    I hate these contests. I always have so many ideas flying around my head that I can barely ever grab one and run with it long enough to finish.

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    Originally posted by Prelude
    However, you may assume that the table is N^2.
    You can? Yay, that simplifies some things.
    Well, by that I mean makes the code shorter ^^.
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    Oh, yes. Another thing. You said you would only count the size of the function. But eventual #include's and #define's have to be counted too, right?
    There would be too much 'cheating' otherwise .
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    Bah, another thing. Will the 'newline' character count as 0, 1 or 2 characters?
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    Can we use STL <if using c++>
    thinking of a nifty solution but if we can :P
    BTW i never thanked you for hosting these contest, great fun hehe

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    Originally posted by Iamien
    Can we use STL <if using c++>
    thinking of a nifty solution but if we can :P
    BTW i never thanked you for hosting these contest, great fun hehe
    I doubt it.

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    aah worth a shot, back to drawing board

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    Re: Almost Daily Contest #4

    Originally posted by Prelude
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    char *tab[] = { ... };
    wordSearch(tab, "cat", indices);
    The argument gives a compilation error for me. I changed the definition of tab from char to const char. Is that acceptable?
    It also works if you cast tab to a (const char**) in the argument list.


    EDIT: Lol, this is something new. You cannot post text including brackets without using code-tags. Great invention .
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    I had same problem, Dev C++
    i assume its good due to fact its becoming const anyway when you put it into the function

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    Change your files from a .cpp extensiopn to a .c extension. Problem solved.

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    well that would life too simple now wouldn't it! :P
    Is this problem < the contest> realy as hard as it seems to me or am i missing something :P
    I can see kinda how to do it but it'll long so i'm gona loose hardcore hah

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    >But eventual #include's and #define's have to be counted too, right?
    Only #include's and #define's essential for compilation.

    >Can we use STL <if using c++>
    Yes.

    >Is that acceptable?
    Yes.
    My best code is written with the delete key.

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