ICFP Contest

Bert Freudenberg bert at isgnw.CS.Uni-Magdeburg.De
Thu Aug 12 13:15:12 UTC 1999

On Wed, 11 Aug 1999, Chris Reuter wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 11, 1999 at 10:20:04AM -0500, Eugene Wallingford wrote:
> >      True, but last year's entrants were dominated by C-derivative
> >      languages.  One can certainly program in a functional style
> >      within Squeak--and our UI would probably not the socks of
> >      most others!
> According to the web page, the contest is open to any language
> specifically to avoid the question of whether <language> is
> functional.  Rather, the problem will be biased to favour functional
> languages but there are no restrictions on style AFAIK.
> So if the ideal solution in Squeak isn't functional, no problem.

It has to run without an UI in Linux, reading from stdin and writing
results to stdout. That's still unsupported. In last year's contest the
program was run once for every move in the game, see


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