Robocode Little League
There are three standard divisions planned for this tournament, which will begin to be run as soon as the automation software is ready. There is already a reasonably large number of robots in these categories, as they competed in the MiniBot Challenge. The standard divisions are:
Robots entered into the standard competition will compete in the smallest division they qualify for.
In addition, 3 other divisions are being formed as soon as a sufficient number of entrants is received:
For obvious reasons, HaikuBots and Sonnets must be open-source. For more information on the original FemtoBots and HaikuBots, see the Tobe's page about HaikuBots. For more information about reducing codesize, look around the Robowiki or the Robocode Repository forums.
When "codesize" is referred to on this website, it refers the size of the code segments within a java class, or the decompressed code segments in a jar file. There is a tool for measuring the codesize of a class or jar that will be used as the metric for this competition. It was written by Christian Schnell, and can be found here. Note that this has to do with the number of commands executed, not the size of your variable names.
For the purpose of this tournament, a 'line' will be synonymous with a 'semicolon'. Imports and package declarations are exempt from this restriction, but any other semicolon (including in for loops, break or return statements, etc.) do count. In for loops, not only are semicolons counted, but any commas in the for statement are also counted. The Robocode Little League requests that you don't use for loops at all in lines-based divisions just to make checks easier on these bots.