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    I tried looking for when this was going to be and who was organizing it like a month ago and found nothing. They really need to do a better job of getting the word out before the contest starts. I can’t change plans at the drop of a hat.

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      We did having some communications issues getting this on the official ICFP conference website, but since May we also tried to get this out through other channels (twitter, reddit…) and ensured our website was very easy to find on search engines. Are there any other big channels we missed? We will include them in a checklist for next year’s organisers so they’re aware of it.

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      Ahhh, that takes me back. I used to put together a team to enter this contest back in the early to mid-2000s, using the Dylan programming language. We did ok, claiming 2nd place in 2001 (markup language optimisation), the Judge’s Prize in 2003 (automated driving around a race track in minimum time), and both 2nd place and the Judge’s Prize in 2005 (cops & robbers on a map of Chicago).

      I haven’t looked at it in a decade.

      Looks like a fun task this year.

      It reminds me of the 2003 task in that there is not really any requirement to write a program to generate the poses – or more practically, you might use a human to direct a program, with the program enforcing the constrains and calculating the score, and maybe pertubating the human’s input.

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        Wow. So many subpages. And yet it’s hard to find what the abbreviation even means.

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          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Conference_on_Functional_Programming

          The contest does not require use of FP languages, however.

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            It looks to me that this task technically doesn’t require you to write a program at all.

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              Thank you!

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            Is there a list of previous contest questions somewhere?

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              On wikipedia of course :)