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What will I learn?


In this puzzle, you have to detect special characters from a string. You also have to store input values into a grid to explore it. You have to go through all elements from a grid (certainly using a double loop) and from those points, iterate again on some elements of the grid. Solving this puzzle make you learn the concept of nested loop.

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The goal is to find, when they exist, the horizontal and vertical neighbors nodes from a two dimensional array. The difficulty is in the number of nested loops that this puzzle can make you write. Do not get lost!

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Zion is being attacked from everywhere. The last free humans count on you to enhance the triggering mechanism of the APUs (Armored Personal Unit) in order to give humanity a decisive tactical advantage. First phase: code the initialization mechanism of the APU.


This puzzle is part of a series of two exercises proposed during the “There is no Spoon” contest. Once done you should head towards the « There Is No Spoon - Episode 2 » puzzle where things may just get a little thougher!

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