The 2nd Transcendental Ruby Imbroglio Contest for rubyKaigi
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TRICK 2015

The 2nd Transcendental Ruby Imbroglio Contest for rubyKaigi

Goals of the TRICK

  • To write the most Transcendental, Imbroglio Ruby program.
  • To illustrate some of the subtleties (and design issues) of Ruby.
  • To show the robustness and portability of Ruby interpreters.
  • To stabilize the spec of Ruby by the presence of valuable but unmaintainable code.

Rules

  1. Your entry must be a complete Ruby program.
  2. The size of your program must be <= 4096 bytes in length. The number of non-space characters must be <= 2048. The total size of your compressed submission must be less than ten megabyte in size.
  3. You can submit multiple entries, and your team may consist of any number of members.
  4. The entirety of your entry must be submitted under MIT License.
  5. Your entry must bring the judges a surprise, excitement, and/or laughter.

Guidelines

These are not strict rules but hints or suggestions. You can ignore them but we'd recommend you to follow them.

  • Matz Ruby Implementation (MRI) 2.2 is recommended.
  • You can use implementations other than MRI, such as JRuby and Rubinius.
  • The judges would prefer more stoic, more portable, and/or more funny entries.
  • You are encouraged to examine the winners of previous TRICK and IOCCC.
  • You can use a gem library.
    • Note that we will expect such entries to be much more interesting than an entry that uses no library; hence we will judge them strictly.
    • It is highly discouraged to abuse gem to get around the size limit.
  • To judge without bias, we will try to keep each entry anonymous during judgment. Do not include anything that reveal your identity (such as a signature, copyright, URL, etc.) in your program.

Important Dates

  • 8th Sep. 2015: contest open
  • 31st Oct. 2015: submission deadline
  • 11th Dec. 2015: result announcement (in RubyKaigi 2015)

Winners

Here are the awards and authors for the winning entries of TRICK 2015.

  • Judges' awards

    • "Most inconsistent" - leonid award
      • Koichi Sasada (ko1)
    • "Most illusionistic" - eto award
      • Don Yang
    • "Best document" - eban award
      • yoshi-taka
    • "Most timely" - mame award
      • Koichi Sasada (ko1)
    • "Matz Lisp award" - matz award
      • Kazuki Tsujimoto
    • "Most fragile" - shinh award
      • NAKAMURA Usaku
    • "Most beautiful pattern" - yhara award
      • Shinichiro Hamaji
  • Top five awards

    • "Most general solver" - 5th prize
      • Keisuke Nakano
    • "Least general solver" - 4th prize
      • Benoit Daloze (eregon)
    • "Doubling amphisbaena award" - Bronze award
      • monae (@monae, jp)
    • "Most unreadable ALU" - Silver award
      • Keisuke Nakano
    • "Best piphilology" - Gold award
      • kinaba

Judges

Alphabetical order.

Legal

This work is licensed under the MIT License.

Copyright (c) 2015, TRICK Winners and Judges.

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