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Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2014 17:53:19 +0100
From: Krisztián Pintér <>
Subject: Re: [PHC] Can I have two entries?

Solar Designer (at Sunday, March 23, 2014, 5:35:55 PM):
> For non-trivial algorithms, good pseudo-code is not any easier to produce
> than a machine-readable implementation.

how about trivial algorithms? btw any algorithm is easier to write in
pseudocode, especially compared to low level languages like c. i don't
think there is a real debate about writing pseudocode is significantly
less error prone than writing actual code. it is pretty much the
rationale behind using them.

they are also easier to read.

> It's sort of OK if initial PHC submissions
> have bugs;

so what good a buggy reference implementation is? what is the added

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