Re: [stella] 2nd Annual Stella Programmer's Contest

Subject: Re: [stella] 2nd Annual Stella Programmer's Contest
From: Glenn Saunders <mos6507@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2005 13:25:58 -0400
I'm thinking about having a more aggressive contest
deadline on the Batari BASIC contest.

I can't see someone spending a whole year on a single
BASIC game and not going in and replacing chunks with
assembly in order to pull off something special.

The intention is not to create a limiting environment
for programmers but to encourage 1st timers to get

Experienced coders should really just stick to the
Supercharger contest.

However, if it's clear that the game has evolved over
time from being 100% Batari BASIC to more of a hybrid,
I would like to reward that.

--- Doug Dingus <opengeek@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I think that's a pretty easy restriction to achieve.
> Simply draw the line 
> this way:
> - Inline assembly ok for optimization, custom
> kernel, and features not 
> possible with the language (perhaps interaction with
> kernel?) would be 
> allowed. Big chunks of asm that could be coded with
> bb wouldn't. 
> Guess that means I need finish with the polish on
> Ooze and start something 
> new Huh? ;)

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