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Fourth Annual ICFP

by Cirollo (Friar)
on Jul 26, 2001 at 19:03 UTC ( #100006=perlmeditation: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

The challenge task for the Fourth Annual ICFP Programming Contest has just been posted.

From the challenge:

The W4C (World Wide Wireless Web Consortium) has just published the specification of SML/NG (Simple Markup Language -- New Generation), a simplified version of XXHTML designed for the new generation of hypertext rendering micro-devices, running on hardware with reduced computational capacity such as wristtop computers, thumbnail-worn PDAs, and internet-enabled ice boxes.

The programming task is to design and implement an optimiser for SML/NG that will simplify the source documents and reduce their size.

You must write a program to optimise SML/NG documents. Your program will be given a correct SML/NG document on its standard input, and it must output (on stdout) an equivalent document that is as small as possible. The size of a document is simply defined as its length in bytes.

Sounds like a great job for perl to me! 72 hours left, get to hacking... :)

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Re: Fourth Annual ICFP
by grinder (Bishop) on Jul 26, 2001 at 19:23 UTC
    This topic has already been covered. But hey! that's ok! Just direct your comments to the previous node.

    g r i n d e r

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