Further evidence that Python may be the best language forever

Malcolm McCrimmon saturnhs at gmail.com
Tue Jan 29 18:37:23 CET 2013


Sure!  I don't think we've publicly posted the teams' implementations, but the original client code is all up here--http://www.windward.net/codewar/2013_01/windwardopolis.php

The issue with the original link may be if you're running Firefox--it's a Vimeo video, and I know they have some ongoing issues with Firefox that prevent their videos from displaying or playing back.

On Tuesday, January 29, 2013 3:31:05 AM UTC-7, Michael Poeltl wrote:
> hi Stefan,
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> 
> 
> * Stefan Behnel <stefan_ml at behnel.de> [2013-01-29 08:00]:
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> > Michael Torrie, 29.01.2013 02:15:
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> > > On 01/28/2013 03:46 PM, Malcolm McCrimmon wrote:
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> > >> My company recently hosted a programming competition for schools
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> > >> across the country.  One team made it to the finals using the Python
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> > >> client, one of the four default clients provided (I wrote it).  Most
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> > >> of the other teams were using Java or C#.  Guess which team won?
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> > >>
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> > >> http://www.windward.net/codewar/2013_01/finals.html
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> > 
> 
> > We did a similar (although way smaller) contest once at a university. The
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> > task was to write a network simulator. We had a C team, a Java team and a
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> > Python team, four people each. The Java and C people knew their language,
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> > the Python team just started learning it.
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> > 
> 
> > The C team ended up getting totally lost and failed. The Java team got most
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> > things working ok and passed. The Python team got everything working, but
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> > additionally implemented a web interface for the simulator that monitored
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> > and visualised its current state. They said it helped them with debugging.
> 
> quite interesting!
> 
> I'd liked to see the code
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> is it available for 'download'?
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> 
> 
> thx
> 
> Michael
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> > 
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> > 
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> > > What language was the web page hosted in?  It comes up completely blank
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> > > for me. :)
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> > 
> 
> > Yep, same here. Hidden behind a flash wall, it seems.
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> > 
> 
> > Stefan
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> > 
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> > 
> 
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