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suggest to get rid of tie-breaker(was Re: BoB)

xfgh hfgh
March 5, 2002 13:23
suggest to get rid of tie-breaker(was Re: BoB)
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I don't understand why there has to be a tie-breaker?

In the course, some may be good at chipping, some may be good
at pudding, various styles display the beauty of golfing.

In Perl, some may be good at algorithm, some may be good
at regex, some may know all about POSIX:), thusly the
beauty of TMTOWTDI.

I also don't think it's easy to change tie-breaker rules
every round with overall fairness. After all, at beginning
of the competition no one knows the best solution (may apply
even at very end).

So I say, let tie be there, please.


>From: (Ton Hospel)
>Reply-To: (Ton Hospel)
>Subject: Re: BoB
>Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2002 20:49:16 +0000 (UTC)
>In article <>,
>	Chris Dolan <> writes:
> > Isn't listing the number of [^\w\s] a little too big a hint?  For
> > example, it might have given away the technique for TPR(0,0) since the
> > winners had so many \w characters.  Maybe the leaderboard should just
> > silently sort the ties.
> >
> > Chris
>one could say so, yes.
>so I propose the following compromise:
>if you have persons A, B, C and D at score X, and tie-scores, say 8, 5, 5, 
>respectively, display them as:
>1 A
>2 B
>   C
>4 D
>This way at least everyone knows if he should look further or not, and
>you don't tell the world the tie-scores

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