The format and page limit is really helpful for reviewers and organizers to
gauge the review workload.
I wrote this in Troff with one of the standard macro package (MM from the
Documenters Workbench. It is very close to the ACM submission template
I have never before in my life seen the ACM format that the CHIUW 2021
guidelines mentioned although it looks like what is used for SIGGRAPH.
It can convert it to Latex but I have no time to do this until Easter.
It sounds like you are narrowing your tables to fit into 2 columns.
Can you make them span two columns?
Not easily. Troff does not easily switch between 2-column and 1-column
modes. As I noted, if I discard code blocks, tables and references, drop
the point size from 12-point to 11-point, and quickly add the
.2C \" two column macro
just after the abstract, it produces a 9 page long PDF. This PDF converts
nicely to Word automatically.
The table of performance comparison data is deliberately minimalistic.
For code blocks:
Is it possible to reduce some of the code by omitting some details that
are unrelated to what you are trying to show? This maybe in the form of
creating Chapel-like pseudocode for some cases.
I have long ago done this. Only the few lines relevent to the discussion
are in the document.
Can you put some of the code on gist.github.com and link to them in
footnotes or something?
I am happy to put the full code there. I provided the full code to a
2020 GSoC project last year but it was too late in the project so was
not able to be leveraged.
Let me know if any of this helps reduce the paper length a bit.
The report/paper is meant as a guide to people trying to do similar things
so throwing bits out destroys the usefulness of the document. I could have
chosen a simpler algorithm for this exercise and had less to say but then
it would have risked being trivialized as just "too simple".
Brad just gave me some code to better fake a partial reduction. That will
hopefully save 2 paragraphs from the discussion but I won't get a chance
to play with that for a few weeks.
I will submit it as is. Feel free to reject it.
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