11:14:14 PM Sep 25th 2015
There's an increasing number of examples in today's growing pool of "automated online learning software", programs designed to accept and immediately grade college homework. Especially common in math or hard science coursework. In the better cases, the associated textbook provides an example of a solution and the exact format of an acceptable answer can be deduced. In somewhat worse cases the format varies from answer to answer, units may be required to be present, absent, or only partially listed at random, and nested parentheses may be required to enclose individual numbers (again...). Either way the examples of bad or entirely missing parsers are equal to anything from the early days of Interactive Fiction. Don't have a convenient existing heading to put this under, though.
07:46:05 PM Feb 18th 2012
I'm sorry, but shouldn't the trope namer be an actual example of the trope, not a reference to the trope? Shouldn't the example be an actual text adventure game, and not a web animation making fun of it?