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Some random reflections on tpr05a

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September 8, 2002 04:58
Some random reflections on tpr05a
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First, thanks and kudos to the refs.
You should be proud of running a great tournament.

To me, the best golf problems are those that allow
many different approaches and are instructive too.
So I rate this one very highly. I certainly learnt
a lot from this game. *Cough* I have never used
overload and never thought of it (unlike "beginner"
Kiwi Jas Nagra).

I digress, but I was watching the final minutes of the
leaderboard in readiness for Career Money Leaders Update,
when to my horror, I saw "Jasvir Nagra 132.80". Those of
you not from these parts could never understand the pain
of watching a Kiwi go past you in the final two minutes.
I mean, I saw stormin' Keith C Ivey in my rear view mirror
and had already resigned myself to being overrun by him
(admittedly not by 0.07), but not Jas. Oh, the pain...

Anyway, my personal favourite piece of post-mortem analysis
was Lars' "there is more than one way to skin a cat but
only a finite number" analysis of his tpr02 victory:

I would love to see a similar post mortem analysis here
of the the top N solutions. I liked the way Lars
classified each of the top 20 solutions into categories.
What are the categories here? I suppose, at least:
"operator overload", "top down parser (Recursive Descent)", 
"bottom up parser", "operator stack", "recursive regex".


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