The role of reactive and game tasks in competitions

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  • Article: The role of reactive and game tasks in competitions
  • Author(s): Ilia Ninka
  • Journal: Olympiads in Informatics 3 (2009), 74-79

Abstract: The need for more attractive tasks in teaching algorithms and in informatics competitions attracts many authors to reactive tasks as a powerful tool that created in student a desire for coping with hard tasks. In comparison with batch tasks, reactive tasks and especially the programming of games are very challenging, very comprehensive and fit perfectly with the story. In this paper an attempt to point out some attributes and priorities of reactive tasks in general, and game tasks in particular, versus batch ones is made.

Keywords: batch task, reactive task, game programming, story, input data

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