A few weeks ago the site said enrollments would close on February 15. On Feb 15 it said they would close "Very soon now." Now they close on March 15. That should indicate how few people are really falling for this.
Edit: hang on - they have a press release claiming they got 10,000 enrollments and enrollment has been extended due to "popular demand": http://www.cppgm.org/news.html. This is surreal.
1) People who understand this is impossible, and are interested to see what they are actually going to do.
2) People who don't realise this is impossible.
In all seriousness, is this a prank?
I felt stupid for a while because i thought this was just a facade to obtain the data for spam/recruiting purposes.
2013-02-22: 10,000 enrolled. Programming Assignment 1 Posted. Enrollments Extended:
They also have a time machine.
I wrote one years ago, not for C++11 though.
That said, I'm very surprised they don't have an automated system like the USACO submission system (where you upload code and they compile and run it against input data).
A first-year CS student could implement a working LISP or assembler as part of their coursework
A motivated individual or small group could implement Ruby or Python in a few years in their free time.
AFAIK no organization has yet implemented C++11
> AFAIK no organization has yet implemented C++11
Get back to me when Ruby actually has a specification.
Python's reference documentation doesn't suck, but neither is it a formal language standard.
Lisp has an ISO standard, but it's way beyond what a first-year CS student could fully implement.
Just do a an MSc in computer science instead, if you haven't already.