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 [1/1] from: tomc::darkwing::uoregon::edu at: 24-Aug-2002 12:45

Hi list The Fifth Annual ICFP PROGRAMMING CONTEST, held on conjunction with the International Conference on Functional Programming will begin next friday August 30 and run 72 hours (till September 2) full details at: as an example: Here is last years problem definition. <example> The SML/NG markup language 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. ... goes on to describe the BNF grammer ... 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. </example> As I will be going on holiday the 31st I don't expect to be of much help.