On Wed, 11 Apr 2018 23:44:07 +0000
"'Pablo Heiber' via Google Code Jam" <google-code@googlegroups.com>

> Hi,
> To answer your actual question: yes it is a significant amount of work to
> install this compiler (or any other). Unfortunately is not as easy as just
> installing the right packages on your computer.

Yes, I understand that you need to run the submitted code in a kind of
sandbox in order to safeguard against somebody submitting malware to
your server.

The Crystal developers are hosting a site themselves, where anybody
can quickly experiment with the compiler and compile & run some
snippets of code:


And it does not allow network connection. Which is very reasonable
because, for example, somebody could try to abuse this service for
sending spam.

> We'll add languages and libraries for the current languages in time,
> prioritizing what was used more in the past, in the same way we
> prioritized our initial 10 languages.

OK. I hope that you have Ruby enthusiasts in your team and eventually
we can have a high performance compiler from the Ruby family available
for solving Google Code Jam problems. I'm not a Python lover, but I
guess Python users might probably also want to see something like PyPy
eventually supported too.

In the mean time, I'm currently trying to evaluate some alternative

  1. There is a Ruby2c project, which admittedly seems to be highly
     experimental at the moment: https://github.com/seattlerb/ruby_to_c

  2. There is a C backend for LLVM, which I may try to hook into the
     Crystal compiler. At least it was used for the Julia language:

In my original e-mail I also asked about the "-pthread" option
for C/C++, but got no answer yet. Are you encouraging the use of
multi-threaded code for Google Code Jam solutions?

Best regards,
Siarhei Siamashka aka 'ssvb'

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