LinuxProgramming.com: Lander1: Rules Clarifications and Minor ChangesFeb 20, 2001, 14:25 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lou Grinzo)
We've received a number of e-mails asking good questions about the Lander1 contest. Here are the answers.
Are non-US residents eligible? Yes, absolutely. But note that prizes will be shipped form the US, so the winners are responsible for the cost of import duties, tariffs, customs fees, etc. to receive the package(s). We'll pay the shipping fee, of course, but beyond that it's your responsibility.
May your setBurnRate() function use the constants defined in lander.h? Yes. A strict reading of the rules could lead you to think this was not allowed, which was unintentional. Your function may use the constants as well as the ship's status structure as input to making its decision.
May your setburnrate.c file use math.h functions? This was not allowed initially, since we didn't think anyone would want to use it. But we received several requests for it, so we've decided to update the rules to explicitly allow this exception. We have updated the makefile to add the "-lm" linker option.
Thanks to all who wrote and asked about these issues. The contest materials will be updated shortly to reflect these changes and clarifications.