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On 26 July 2020 it came to my attention that two of my 2020 IOCCC
entries have won! I'm very very happy and incredibly proud. This brings
my total to three now. In time here I will give more information but for
now this tweet is all there is for this entry:
I am very very happy and very very proud and that's an
understatement! I find it fitting that the award is 'Most enigmatic'
because when I wrote this one (only after the crazy pandemic of 2020 had
the judges reopen the contest - I didn't have time or energy or any
inspiration for this before the contest closed the first time) I
imagined that if it indeed won that it would be given that award
exactly. The question wasn't the title but rather if it would win and
I'm happy to say it did indeed win!
Anyway the entry can be found
here. In time I will have more information on
the entry but for now I only have the
testing procedure document
(I had to come up with a way to test it because a single difference in
input will change everything after that point).
The winning entry can be found
However there seems to be a problem on both the GitHub and the ioccc.org
website with my entries due to the way they changed the publication:
particularly the .markdown files were renamed to .text files. Thus I ask
you to please download the tarball
here. Note that there won't be the
footer notes that are on the IOCCC markdown and html files but compiling
the entry shouldn't have any problems (please tweet to me if there's a
problem and I'll correct it). The judges did tell me that there are some
problems with the new set up so for now this will suffice.
As I explain in the text file a single differing letter will change
the outcome of the remainder of the text so I had to come up with a
testing procedure to make sure that it works out okay. You can read all
about that and see the script I wrote to test it