We stumped the engineering community with last week’s CC Weekly Code Challenge! We posted a code snippet with an error and challenged you to find the mistake!
Since nobody had the correct answer, we’ve drawn one lucky winner at random from all those who participated.
Congratulations to Marcelo Jimenez of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for being selected in the CC Weekly Code Challenge – Week 7 drawing! He’ll receive a CC Tag Cloud t-shirt.
The language is Burroughs Corporation “Enhanced” Algol, a rather obscure language these days, though Algol variants were important in their time and are still discussed today in terms of their influence on the structure of subsequent programming languages. The correct answer was: Line 4: incorrect exponent character – it should be “2.99792458@8″
You can see the complete list of weekly winners and code challenges here.
What is the CC Weekly Code Challenge?
Each week, Circuit Cellar’s technical editors purposely insert an error in a snippet of code. It could be a semantic error, a syntax error, a design error, a spelling error, or another bug the editors slip in. You are challenged to find the error.Once the submission deadline passes, Circuit Cellar will randomly select one winner from the group of respondents who submit the correct answer.
Inspired? Want to try this week’s challenge? Get started!
Submission Deadline: The deadline for each week’s challenge is Sunday, 12 PM EST. Refer to the Rules, Terms & Conditions for information about eligibility and prizes.