Talk:2006 Esolang Contest

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More details, please!

Congrats for the committee for interesting tasks. However, it's still not clear what kind of environments the programming languages are using, and the tasks would need a bit more details.

So, in what kind of a brainfuck environment is used in this competition? Non-wrapping unsigned 8-bit cells in non-wrapping array?

And, then the tasks -- I think it should be made clear what kind of input each of them processes; how things are represented in the input, and so on. Or is it all just for each participant to decide? And is error-handling required (hope not..)?

--Keymaker 08:58, 22 Aug 2006 (UTC)

The official stance on this is, anything that is A) reasonable and B) actually BF.

To clarify, Implementations may have wrapping or nonwrapping cells of any sane size, a nonwrapping tape of arbitrary or infinite size, and may treat EOF input by returning 0,1, no change, or really any value you feel like. The major caveat to these varied requirements is that you must provide with your submission either an implementation that meets your program's needs written in a portable language, or a reference to an existing, accessible implementation.



I know there's still a while until the end of the contest, but how do we submit our source code? --Dreamisle 03:53, 23 Aug 2006 (UTC)

Tentatively, I'm thinking that you will have to E-mail me a copy of your entire contest entry in an archive (one of the major formats please, Zip, Rar, GZ tarball, BZ2 tarball, or 7z only. I'll ask the committee for an official stand on this and we'll add this to the main page --Me 20:57, 24 Aug 2006 (UTC)


Any estimates as to how long the judging period will last? I know the submission deadline was only a few hours ago, but I'm impatient, dammit! 5:08, 26 Sep 2006 (UTC)

  • Hmmm... I think it would classify as days+1 days. --GreaseMonkey 23:49, 26 Nov 2006 (UTC)

Is this site dead?

:'( posted at 3:03 PM 10/19/2007...

This wiki isn't dead, but perhaps the persons responsible for that competition are. Anyways, I don't know, I'm not one of them. --Keymaker 08:46, 21 October 2007 (UTC)