I'd like to suggest a topic for an upcoming RubyQuiz: http://page.mi.fu-berlin.de/~prechelt/phonecode/ta... has the full description. Why? It's a problem (realistic enough to be worthwhile, but still short enough) that's been used to assess the difference strengths of C/C++/Java (initially), then Perl/Python/Tcl, and finally Lisp. Doing so showcases what each language has to offer. A lot of analysis has been done about how long it takes to implement solutions in each language, and what each language brings to the table. Ruby's unfortunately conspicuously absent from the list, which is a shame. I for one would really like to see how Rubyists handle this problem, as well as perhaps highlight some things that Ruby might learn from other languages. One more thing: I'd ask that the RubyQuiz follow the initial task's request that submitters also note how long they spent on it.
on 2007-01-24 22:45
on 2007-01-24 22:53
On Jan 24, 2007, at 3:45 PM, S. Robert James wrote: > I'd like to suggest a topic for an upcoming RubyQuiz: > http://page.mi.fu-berlin.de/~prechelt/phonecode/ta... > has the full description. http://www.rubyquiz.com/quiz20.html James Edward Gray II