[racket] Google Challenge

From: Marijn (hkBst at gentoo.org)
Date: Tue Nov 22 12:06:32 EST 2011

On 01-11-11 16:35, Neil Van Dyke wrote:
> Paulo J. Matos wrote at 11/01/2011 10:57 AM:
>> Anyone working on a Racket starter package for the Ants Google
>> Challenge? http://aichallenge.org/ 
> Here's the documentation they point one to for writing your their
> starter pack:
> https://github.com/aichallenge/aichallenge/wiki/Ants-Starter-Pack-Guide
> https://github.com/aichallenge/aichallenge/wiki/Ant-bot-input-output
> It looks easy to implement.
> Also, I think that, as important as having a Racket starter kit
> available, is having a contestant team that will use the starter kit to
> put in a serious effort.
> A team is a good idea, because you can develop different approaches in
> parallel, and then decide which approaches to combine and refine.  You
> might also be able to use additional people to get generic ``AI''
> libraries working in parallel, separate from their application-specific
> use of those libraries.
> More importantly, remember: it is not enough for Racket programmers to
> merely win; Java programmers must lose.

Currently it looks like C/C++/Java is all there is at the top...
Attached some racket code that implements a do-nothing-bot that passes
the minimal test from the tools. Should be simple to convert to a

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