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Contest Environment

1.     The contest operating system environment is Microsoft Windows XP Professional (SP2 plus any additional patches available two weeks before the contest.)
2.     The programming languages will be C, C++, and JAVA.
3.     For judging and clarifications, we'll be using PC^2 , Version 8.7 or later. For the PC^2 user manual, Click here for PDF version or here for html version.
4.     For development in the contest, we will provide the gcc compiler, g++ and gdb debugger from the MinGW environment, and javac and java from the Java Development Kit Standard Edition Version 5.0 or later.
5.     We will provide the following IDEs:
a.     Eclipse 3.2.1 or later
b.     Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 (VC6)
c.     NetBeans 6.1 or later
d.     Code::Blocks 8.02 with GCC and GDB debugger from MinGW
6.     Contestants who choose to use these IDEs must be aware, however, that submitted code MUST compile correctly with gcc or with javac!