<pedrocorreia.net ⁄>

<Haskell/Zippers ⁄ >

clicks: 3478 3478 2008-07-25 2008-07-25 goto programacao myNews programacao  Bookmark This Bookmark This

"Theseus, we have to do something" said Homer, chief marketing officer of Ancient Geeks Inc.. Theseus put the Minotaur action figure™ back onto the shelf and nods. "Today's children are no longer interested in the ancient myths, they prefer modern heroes like Spiderman or Sponge Bob." Heroes. Theseus knew well how much he had been a hero in the labyrinth back then on Crete[1]. But those "modern heroes" did not even try to appear realistic. What made them so successful? Anyway, if the pending sales problems could not be resolved, the shareholders would certainly arrange a passage over the Styx for Ancient Geeks Inc.

"Heureka! Theseus, I have an idea: we implement your story with the Minotaur as a computer game! What do you say?" Homer was right. There had been several books, epic (and chart breaking) songs, a mandatory movie trilogy and uncountable Theseus & the Minotaur™ gimmicks, but a computer game was missing. "Perfect, then. Now, Theseus, your task is to implement the game".

A true hero, Theseus chose Haskell as the language to implement the company's redeeming product in. Of course, exploring the labyrinth of the Minotaur was to become one of the game's highlights. He pondered: "We have a two-dimensional labyrinth whose corridors can point in many directions. Of course, we can abstract from the detailed lengths and angles: for the purpose of finding the way out, we only need to know how the path forks. To keep things easy, we model the labyrinth as a tree. This way, the two branches of a fork cannot join again when walking deeper and the player cannot go round in circles. But I think there is enough opportunity to get lost; and this way, if the player is patient enough, he can explore the entire labyrinth with the left-hand rule."

este é só um excerto do artigo, para aceder ao artigo completo, clique no link em baixo:
this is just a small excerpt from the article, to access the full article please click in the link below:


Subscribe News RSS  Subscribe News Updates by E-mail

myNews <myNews show="rand" cat="programacao" ⁄>

RouterJs: easy routing for your ajax Web applications new ...

RouterJs is a simple router for your ajax web apps. It's build upon History.js which means that Rout (...)

clicks: 18871 18871 2012-05-14 2012-05-14 goto url (new window) haithembelhaj.g... goto myNews programacao

Backbone computed properties new ...

This gist shows one way to implement read- and write-enabled computed properties on a Backbone Model (...)

clicks: 18469 18469 2012-05-13 2012-05-13 goto url (new window) https://gist.gi... goto myNews programacao

Android Query new ...

Android-Query (AQuery) is a light-weight library for doing asynchronous tasks and manipulating UI el (...)

clicks: 18324 18324 2012-05-12 2012-05-12 goto url (new window) code.google.com... goto myNews programacao

Create Instagram Filters With PHP new ...

In this tutorial, I'll demonstrate how to create vintage (just like Instagram does) photos with PHP (...)

clicks: 18553 18553 2012-05-12 2012-05-12 goto url (new window) net.tutsplus.co... goto myNews programacao

HTML5 jQuery Paint Plugin new ...

Websanova Paint is a HTML5 canvas based jQuery plugin. It allows you to free paint on a canvas area (...)

clicks: 29683 29683 2012-05-12 2012-05-12 goto url (new window) websanova.com/t... goto myNews programacao

Sass vs. LESS vs. Stylus: Preprocessor Shootout new ...

CSS3 preprocessors are languages written for the sole purpose of adding cool, inventive features to (...)

clicks: 18321 18321 2012-05-11 2012-05-11 goto url (new window) net.tutsplus.co... goto myNews programacao

Real-time Applications With Node.js and Socket.IO new ...

Hey everyone! Sorry about the long pause since the last blog post, life has been quite hectic for th (...)

clicks: 18854 18854 2012-05-11 2012-05-11 goto url (new window) codingcookies.c... goto myNews programacao

Gettings to know Backbone.ks new ...

In this series, we're going to learn how to build a fully functional contacts manager using Backbone (...)

clicks: 17387 17387 2012-05-10 2012-05-10 goto url (new window) net.tutsplus.co... goto myNews programacao