hackathon Sunday 24 Jan

Marc Furon marcf at dslextreme.com
Sat Jan 23 23:52:32 CET 2016

Jaap Eldering wrote:

>> One thing we would like to be able to do is to include a
>> message with an execution result as part of the review process.
>> We normally do this to comply with the (perhaps older) rule that
>> a run-time error result should include the nature of the error,
>>  but not any information that would disclose information about
>> the judges' secret data.  For example, a contestant can be told
>> "Segmentation Fault", or even "Index out of range", but not a
>> line number or call trace.  This would be done as part of the
>> verification process.
> Ok, so this would essentially be a message manually entered by the
> judges at verification, but shown to the team, right?

Yes, that is correct.  It would be fine if this was available for any
result, although we would normally only expect to use it in the case
of a run-time error.  The old Southern California contest software
would prompt for such a message for any attempt that resulted in a
run-time error.


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