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    Are these specifically made for this competition or are they found in the wild?

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      Well, the expectation is that the submissions are written for the competition; and the code has to solve the posted task (which is not hard, but reduces the likely number of preexisting eligible code).

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        The expectation is that they are made for the competition. We do hope that the teardowns can provide educational value, however, since we try to pick as winners code that is “bad” in a way we could imagine seeing for real (not just obfuscated, golf, etc)

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          Oh, cool. If someone did commented braces for real, I would be so terrified lol

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        I had idea of using convolution with diamond kernel, starting with single dot, and then something like edge detector to get final shape for that challenge, but then thought that it’s just a stupid, but not insane idea and was too lazy to implement it.

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          I like the idea of this comp but honestly have seen worse … quite a lot worse … in the field.

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            We’re hoping the teardowns egg people on to submit worse entries every month. If you have any suggestions how we can improve, I’m happy to hear them! :)