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repeat – Repeat

Write a program that reads a series of numbers from standard input (usually keyboard) and repeats the same numbers on standard output. Here is an example session of such a program:

$ ./repeat

A parrot repeating numbers: 1, 1, 2, 2, 43, 43

Input and Output

Input contains multiple lines each with single integer n where -100 000 < n < 100 000. For each line of input, your program should produce a line of output with the same integer n.

Integers given on the input may contain leading zeroes, but the output should not contain leading zeroes. Upon reading, convert input to an integer value to get rid of those.

Input is terminated by the end-of-file (EOF).

Example input


Example output



Submit your solution to be graded according to the following list:


If you do not know where to start, read the Computer Science by Example book. First, setup your environment then learn the programming basics. Here are some hints:

  1. Automated judge: Keep in mind that when your program is submitted it will not be run by a human but instead by an automated judge. Instructions should be followed exactly or the judge will not give you a full score.

    Your program should not print messages like Please type some numbers: or The typed number is 23. Instead, just print each number given in the input followed by a line break as in the example output.

  2. Produce output as you go: You do not need to accumulate numbers and then produce everything at the end. It is enough to produce output as you go. As soon as you read a number, write it to standard output.

  3. Detecting the end of file. In this exercise, input is terminated by the end-of-file (EOF). Here are ways to detect EOF in C, Python and Haskell:

    • In C. The scanf function returns the numbers of elements read from stdin. Since this exercise requires you to read one number each line, you can compare scanf’s result to one as a while condition:

        while (scanf(...)==1) {

      Which translates to, “while you’re able to read 1 item from standard input, do …”

    • In Python. The pattern for line in sys.stdin: can be used to create a loop where a file is processed line by line until the end-of-file (EOF).

    • In Haskell. You can use interact to declare the main function and implement your solution as a function from String to String:

        io :: String -> String
        io = ...
        main :: IO
        main = interact io

      EOF is then represented as the nil list constructor ("" or []) at the end of the argument String.

    On the terminal, you can simulate the end-of-file (EOF) by holding “Ctrl” and pressing “D”, i.e., Ctrl-D.

  4. Redirecting input: On most systems (Windows / Linux / OS X), it is possible to redirect the standard input and output of your program to files, like so:

     $ ./repeat <inputfile.txt >outputfile.txt

    If you create a plain text file with the “example input”, the above command should produce a plain text file with the “example output”.

    This is actually how the automated judge runs your program.

  5. Easier exercises: If you have difficulty with this exercise, try the countdown1, seq1 or repeat1 exercises first.

  6. There is no need to check boundaries: It is out of scope of this exercise to check boundaries. The boundaries for n are given for information only: -100 000 < n < 100 000. This just means that to get a full score, it is enough to write a program that works under these conditions, e.g.: a “C-int” field will be enough to hold the value. There’s no need to check that n is in this interval.

  7. Beware of leading zeroes. Remove leading zeroes before producing the output. To take care of this, convert the input into an integer variable, be it using int(...) on Python, %d on C, (read ...) :: Int on Haskell, etc. C users should take care of using %d instead of %i to avoid treating numbers with leading zeroes as octals.

try first: countdown1 seq1 repeat1

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