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Robot Name

Robot Name

Medium

Instructions

Manage robot factory settings.

When a robot comes off the factory floor, it has no name.

The first time you turn on a robot, a random name is generated in the format of an uppercase letter followed by two digits, such as X83 or C81.

Every once in a while we need to reset a robot to its factory settings, which means that its name gets wiped. The next time you ask, that robot will respond with a new random name.

The names must be random: they should not follow a predictable sequence. Using random names means a risk of collisions. Your solution must ensure that every existing robot has a unique name.


Source

A debugging session with Paul Blackwell at gSchool.
Last updated 7 September 2022
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