Writing questions for programming puzzles is tiring and takes many minutes to do. This is where you come in. Your job is to write a program that randomly generates plausible-sounding (but not necessarily interesting) code golf questions.

Input: None

Output: One sentence code golf question (see sentence structure)

Guidelines: No hardcoding. The questions don't have to be valid, solvable, or nontrivial. Creativity is encouraged. Voting is based on variety and bonus to programs that can create interesting problems.


Find the sum of every even number from 1 to 100.
Create a funny sentence without punctuation.
Draw a picture of a cat in 3D.

Sentence structure:

[verb] [noun goal] [of] [noun specific] [preposition] [noun restriction]


to go
  type one-of [ "Print" "Calculate" "Find" "Determine" "Output" ]
  type " the "
  type one-of [ "sum" "mean" "average" "median" "standard deviation" "product" "geometric mean"]
  type " of all "
  type one-of [ "prime" "composite" "even" "odd" "perfect" "abundant" "deficient" "square" "triangular" "cubic" "lucky" "friendly" "strictly non-palindromic" ]
  type " numbers from "
  type random 100
  type " to "
  type 100 + random 10000
  type one-of [ " (inclusive)." " (exclusive)." ]

Sample output (obtained randomly):

Find the product of all friendly numbers from 60 to 3112 (inclusive).


#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <time.h>
int main() {
    printf("Find the sum of every even number from 1 to %d.\n", rand());
    return 0;

On my computer it can generate 2147483648 different challenges.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Hahaha. I love the simplicity (laziness?) of this one. Also, you can golf it so it's 50% #includes: delete int and return 0, NULL---> 0, text "sum of even numbers 1<x<%d?" \$\endgroup\$ – Level River St May 28 '14 at 16:31


from random import randint as r
print "Draw a picture of a cat in %iD" % (r(2,4))

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