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This site's inputs versus programming-challenges.com

Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:15 am
by davidbak
For problems that are on both uva and programming-challenges.com are the input sets the same? For Java submissions can you basically expect the same results for the same program?

Reason I'm asking - I've been using programming-challenges.com in Java. I'm trying to also use uva with the same Java programs to verify the problems where the programming-challenges judge fails because it doesn't have special judges. E.g., for 110307/10150 Doublets.

I've submitted 3 programs here for different problems and haven't succeeded for any.

Results are as follows:

a) programming-challenges accepted answer correct; uva timeout. (10137, The Trip)
b) programming-challenges gave wrong answer - which means the run completed without runtime error or timeout, it is one on their list where they don't have special judges; uva timeout. (706, LCD Display)

and now
c) programming challenges gave wrong answer - which means the run completed, needed a special judge; uva gives runtime error. (10150 Doublets)

So, why would it run to completion at programming-challenges and time out here?
And especially, why would it run to completion at programming-challenges and cause a runtime error here?

I'm about ready to give up on uva and Java. And maybe give up on uva altogether, because I don't need the aggravation.

Thanks for your tips! -- David

BTW, if you're able and interested to look into this, here are the submissions:

8708763 10150 Doublets Runtime error JAVA 0.000 2011-04-04 03:55:25
8693954 706 LCD Display Time limit exceeded JAVA 3.000 2011-03-31 02:21:27
8693792 10137 The Trip Time limit exceeded JAVA 3.000 2011-03-30 22:26:26