Scott Penrose scottp at dd.com.au
Wed Jan 21 15:31:39 CST 2004

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I love the idea of doing a competition and organising a prize from 
someone. It worked great at Linux Conf (although I doubt IBM will give 
Perl a $40,000 IBM !!!).

I think however that the task needs to be a little closer to 
achievable. The competition in Linux Conf was only an AI for a 3D 
Tetris game - not a HUGE bit of code, but still a challenge.

A Pure Coverage solution would be the holy grail but probably not a 
fair test for a small prize ?

Maybe the domain can remain the same but the solution simplified ?


On 21/01/2004, at 6:11 PM, leif.eriksen at hpa.com.au wrote:

> I remember us brainstorming activities etc on butcher paper, and the 
> topic of participants writing a YAPC::Bruce.pm module that did 
> 'something useful'(tm). Given the success (and cool prize) at the 
> Linux conf for the hacking competition, perhaps a topic to challenge 
> the code-monkeys is appropriate ... any opinions ?
> For my 2 cents worth, I'd really like to see something like 
> PureCoverage, a really nice tool that provided metrics on how much of 
> your code has actually been exercised by your test harness (your 
> what...). PureCoverage was originally written by PureAtria, who were 
> bought by Rational - who were bought by IBM ...
> I've searched CPAN, and there are some pretty incomplete attempts - so 
> it appear to be a non-trivial problem.
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