[erlang-questions] Parallel Shootout & a style question

Isaac Gouy <>
Tue Sep 2 21:14:21 CEST 2008

On Tue, Sep 2, 2008 at 6:19 PM, Kevin Scaldeferri wrote:

> The problem spec doesn't actually require a specific output, or  
> ordering of that output.

Every problem spec begins with an explicit demand that you diff program
output with a provided expected output file - which does seem awfully
like requiring a specific output.

> But, the shootout maintainers have a history  
> of changing the rules retroactively, so it does seem like a good idea
> to try to keep the same order.

The maintainers have a proud history of changing the rules
retroactively - some people like to characterise that kind of behaviour
as learning from your mistakes.


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