|Please first check the general information
about the competition programming environment from the
The main environment for the contest
is Linux. Linux is available as a programming environment
(specifications below) and also the servers and evaluation
(grading) runs on Linux. However, we provide the contestants
with dual-boot computers where you can program either
in Linux or in Windows environment.
The evaluation is
based on source-code submission and the evaluation system
compiles the submitted source code. As a consequence,
also the programs written in the Windows environment are
re-compiled for evaluation in Linux (using the same compiler).
This is something that all contestants using Windows must
be aware of. For example, uninitialized variables may
cause undefined behavior when executing for the evaluation.
We favor fairly standard operating system installations.
But we may modify the installations for hardware support
and security fix.
The compilers used in the competition
are GCC for C and C++ programs and Freepascal for Pascal
Generally, the installations are designed for
the following main alternatives:
1. Pascal as the programming language, Freepascal compiler,
2. C/C++ as the programming language, GCC compiler, RHIDE
3. Editors(emacs, vim, ...), command-line compilation/debugging,
a graphical front end "ddd" to debugging.
Option 3 is
targeted primarily for Linux, although it is possible
to use Windows Edit and command-line compilation.
|The specification is: a PC with a 1.7 GHz
Pentium 4 processor, 256 MB RAM, a standard US keyboard,
a mouse, and a 19 inch CRT.
|For Linux, we are using Debian release
3.0 `woody'. You can get more information from Debian's
home pages at http://www.debian.org.
The tasks are chosen by tasksel with the following choices:
C and C++
And additional packages
are chosen by dselect:
ddd - The Data Display Debugger, a graphical debugger
mc - Midnight Commander - A powerful file manager. - normal
mozilla - Mozilla Web Browser - dummy package
vim - Vi IMproved - enhanced vi editor
vim-gtk - Vi IMproved - GTK version
exuberant-ctags - multi-language reimplementation of ctags
emacs21 - The GNU Emacs editor.
emacs21-el - GNU Emacs LISP (.el) files.
joe - user friendly full screen text editor
GCC on Linux:
We use gcc-2.95 which is installed as a part of the Linux
You can learn about the availability of various GCC versions
If you install a Linux version and include development
tools, then you are extremely likely to get a GCC version.
Pascal on Linux:
You can get the Freepascal software through http://www.freepascal.org,
which shows a number of mirror sites.
We have installed the binary version of freepascal 1.0.6.
You can download fpc-1.0.6.ELF.tar (14.3 MB) file,
which contains a standard tar archive, with an installation script.
After untarring the archive,
you can run the installation script in the created directory by
issuing the command "sh install.sh".
RHIDE for Linux:
The debian woody doesn't contain the RHIDE package. You
can download the tarball file from http://www.rhide.com.
Pascal IDE for Linux:
You can download the snapshot version of Linux IDE with debugging support.
You should be able to download it at the development section from
Linux and Cygwin:
You may want to learn about using Linux and do not want
to install it. The GNU tools are in the core of the Linux
facilities, and you can obtain a much larger collection
of them from the DJGPP package (see Windows/gcc). A collection
of GNU facilities can also be obtained from http://www.cygwin.com.
This Cygwin package has even more of the feel of Linux,
as they are being used through the bash shell, which is
common in Linux systems.
Note that the Cygwin is not a
part of the the competition environment.
|We are using Windows XP. We expect support
for the hardware to be available in Windows XP. You can
get information about Windows from http://www.microsoft.com/windows/.
The windows environment includes vim and emacs as well
GCC on Windows:
The GCC compiler version we
are using in the windows environment is GCC 2.95.3.
If you install Freepascal and GCC (e.g. as in DJGPP) in
the same Windows installation, be sure to have DJGPP in
your path before Freepascal, or GCC won't work. This seems
to be because it finds cpp.exe from the pascal binaries
and then thinks that the pascal binary directory is the
place for its compiler binaries, which it subsequently
fails to find.
For windows, we are using the DJGPP. You can find out
about DJGPP and downloading it from http://www.delorie.com/djgpp/.
Our current installation includes the following packages:
v2/copying.dj - DJGPP Copyright info
v2/djdev203.zip - DJGPP Basic Development Kit
v2/faq230b.zip - Frequently Asked Questions
v2/readme.1st - Installation instructions
v2gnu/bnu2121b.zip - Basic assembler, linker
v2gnu/fil41b.zip - GNU fileutils
v2gnu/gcc2953b.zip - Basic GCC compiler
v2gnu/gdb511b.zip - GNU debugger
v2gnu/gpp2953b.zip - C++ compiler
v2gnu/grep24b.zip - GNU Grep
v2gnu/lss374b.zip - GNU Less
v2gnu/mak3791b.zip - Make (processes makefiles)
v2gnu/txi41b.zip - Info file viewer
rhide15b-20020625-prerelease.zip - RHIDE snapshot (from http://www.rhide.com)
Pascal on Windows:
We have installed Freepascal 1.0.6.
for obtaining a copy.
If you install the full version dos106full.zip, you just first unzip the file and run install.exe.
You can use Freepascal with its own IDE.