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Date: 2002-10-10 (19:03)
From: eijiro_sumii@a...
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] ICFP 2002 Programming Contest Write-up?
> > Is the winning team planning to tell people anything interesting regarding
> > the contest?
> We are now preparing our web page.  Give us a little more time.  (Our
> boss got even angry that we spent time on the contest while we should
> have been busy with our own business...!)

OK, I took a glance at the scores in  We are yet to analyze them
in detail, but here are two obvious facts:

 - The scores of team #107 (us) and team #161 (the 2nd) are *very*
   close and rather incomparable in various scenarios.  The game was
   almost a draw, I would say.

 - On the other hand, the CPU times are quite different: we are
   more than 70 times faster!  This is surprising enough---even though
   speed was not a goal in the task and even though the CPU times may
   be somewhat imprecise as the judges say---considering the other
   entry is written in (raw) C.

By the way, we have to confess that we did not do so much *functional*
programming - our code is almost imperative.  This may be natural,
arguably, because the task was rather imperative involving a quite
"stateful" server.

Eijiro Sumii (
Research Associate, Department of Computer Science, University of Tokyo
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