What will the submission format be?
Your entry to the contest will be a plain text file in a format that
we will specify in the task description.
You may write your entry entirely by hand, or generate it using
tools in a programming language of your choice; we will ask you to
submit the source code for these tools (if any) along with your
entry, and we will look at them for purposes of awarding the judges'
prize, but we will not need to run your tools on our machines.
What character code should I use for my ant programs?
ASCII. Any of "\n" (LF), "\r\n" (CR + LF), or "\r" (CR) is OK
for the end of a line. Each instruction line (including the last
one) should end with one of them.
What kind of computing environment will be used to run and
judge contest results?
All submissions will ultimately be judged using our own
Do I need a supercomputer to win?
While we can't say for sure that having access to some big iron
won't help, the contest task will be designed so that competitors
without access to extraordinary resources can still win.