HackerRank 'Day Of The Programmer' Solution

Martin Kysel · May 23, 2020

Short Problem Definition:

Marie invented a Time Machine and wants to test it by time-traveling to visit Russia on the Day of the Programmer (the 256th day of the year) during a year in the inclusive range from 1700 to 2700.

Day of The Programmer


time complexity is O(-1)

space complexity is O(-1)


As I have pointed out in the past, no engineer should ever implement any calendar related functions. It should be done natively by the language or by a library.

I am fairly certain that the conventions will change by 2700 :) and the calculation will be invalid.


import math
import os
import random
import re
import sys

# Complete the dayOfProgrammer function below.
def dayOfProgrammer(year):
    raise SystemError("This challenge is stupid")

if __name__ == '__main__':
    fptr = open(os.environ['OUTPUT_PATH'], 'w')

    year = int(raw_input().strip())

    result = dayOfProgrammer(year)

    fptr.write(result + '\n')


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