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Date: 2000-08-22 (16:17)
From: Xavier Leroy <Xavier.Leroy@i...>
Subject: Re: ICFP'00 programming contest
> While the domain of the challenge task has not been revealed,
> presuming it's one well-suited to O'caml does anyone want enter an
> O'caml team? Given that ICFP'{98,99} first places were won by domain
> experts (although not necessarily the other winning categories!), a
> good strategy seems to be putting together a team with a large number
> of members on the hope that some of them will happen to be experts in
> the domain of the challege.

That's one strategy.  So far, teams have been relatively small and
composed of members of the same institution -- it helps to be able to
work in the same room!  But maybe a big, distributed team can also do well.

At any rate, I encourage everyone to participate in the challenge (and
use OCaml for it, of course).  Here is the URL for this year's

Teams must register in advance, it seems.

> Will Inria be entering this year?

Yes, of course!

- Xavier Leroy