During this year, Akim was helped by:
Alexandre Duret-Lutz, Raphaël Poss, Robert Anisko, Yann Régis-Gianas,
Arnaud Dumont, Pascal Guedon, Samuel Plessis-Fraissard,
Cédric Bail, Sébastien Broussaud (Darks Bob), Stéphane Molina (Kain), William Fink.
Submission dates were:
|TC-2||Tuesday, March 4th 2002 at noon|
|TC-3||Friday, March 15th 2002 at noon|
|TC-4||Friday, April 12th 2002 at noon|
|TC-5||Friday, June 14th 2002, at noon|
|TC-6||Monday, July 15th 2002 at noon|
The compiler driver was a nightmare to maintain, extend etc. when
delivering additional modules etc. This was fixed in 2005 by the
introduction of the
This was addressed by the use of Doxygen in 2005.
The solution is yet to be found.
It seems that some students think there were too many visitors to
implement. I (Akim) do not subscribe to this view (after all, why not
that “there are too many programs to implement”, or, in a more C++
vocabulary “there are too many classes to implement”), nevertheless
in Tiger 2005 this was addressed by making the
“optional” (actually it became a rush).
The only memory properly reclaimed is that of the AST. No better answer for the rest of the compiler. This is the most severe flaw in this project, and definitely the worst thing to remember of: what we showed is not what student should learn to do.
Though a garbage collector is tempting and well suited for our tasks, its pedagogical content is less interesting: students should be taught how to properly manage the memory.
Cannot be solved, see Tiger 2003.
Several students were frustrated by the fact we had to stop at TC-6: the reference compiler did not have any back-end. Continuing onto TC-7 was offered to several groups, and some of them actually finished the compiler. We took their work, adjusted it, and it became the base of the reference compiler of 2005. The most significant effort was made by Daniel Gazard.
Students were allowed to deliver twice their project — with a small penalty — if they failed to meet the so-called “first submission deadline”, or if they wanted to improve their score. But it was impossible to organize, and led to too much sloppiness from some students. These problems were addressed with the introduction of “uploads” in Tiger 2005.