An Impossible Interview Question
October 18, 2016
Today’s exercise is an interview question from Amazon:
You are to write a program that reads a stream of characters from the input and returns a random character from the stream. Any character should have an equal probability of being returned. You may only use a single character of storage space; in particular, you may not save multiple characters from the input stream.
Your task is to write a program that solves the Amazon interview task. When you are finished, you are welcome to read or run a suggested solution, or to post your own solution or discuss the exercise in the comments below.
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