Is this what you want?
Think again please.
Recently I discovered the joy of answering questions on Stack Overflow. I had a SO account for two years but I didn’t use it until a few weeks ago. This article started after receiving a little feedback on one of my answers.
As you see, I was trying to give a benchmark for those two cases. Yet, it was reported as being an ugly hack and not a try at comparing two solutions. I post this short article here not because I wanted a place to cry that I was criticized but because I desired some advice on what should a good benchmark contain and how to write a proper one.
As mentioned previously, I had an assignment which involved constructing a maze from code and letting a robot escape from it. This series won’t follow the second part, it will concentrate on maze specific topics. I will write about maze generation, maze drawing, maze counting and several other aspects. Maybe I’ll touch several properties of the mazes, possibly I’ll write about something like the moments in statistics. Will see where this series will end and what areas will be covered by it.
Recently I remembered that I’ve started HaCoTeB as a project in which to test text lexing and parsing with Alex and Happy. Things didn’t work so well and HaCoTeB died without a single Alex specification file written.
However, during this little free time I had this week, I tried again to parse a simple text file with Alex.