Secret Message

Secret Message


"Where does a wise man hide a leaf? In the forest. But what does he do if there is no forest? ... He grows a forest to hide it in."
-- Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Ever tried to send a secret message to someone without using the postal service? You could use newspapers to tell your secret. Even if someone finds your message, it's easy to brush them off as paranoid and as a conspiracy theorist. One of the simplest ways to hide a secret message is to use capital letters. Let's find some of these secret messages.

You are given a chunk of text. Gather all capital letters in one word in the order that they appear in the text.

For example: text = " H ow are you? E h, ok. L ow or L ower? O hhh.", if we collect all of the capital letters, we get the message "HELLO".

Input: A text as a string (unicode).

Output: The secret message as a string or an empty string.


find_message(('How are you? Eh, ok. Low or Lower? '
 'Ohhh.')) == 'HELLO'
find_message('hello world!') == ''
find_message('HELLO WORLD!!!') == 'HELLOWORLD'

How it is used: This is a simple exercise in working with strings: iterate, recognize and concatenate.

Precondition: 0 < len(text) ≤ 1000
all(ch in string.printable for ch in text)

Invalid hot key. Each hot key should be unique and valid
Hot keys:
CheckiO Extensions

CheckiO Extensions allow you to use local files to solve missions. More info in a blog post.

In order to install CheckiO client you'll need installed Python (version at least 3.8)

Install CheckiO Client first:

pip3 install checkio_client

Configure your tool

checkio --domain=py config --key=

Sync solutions into your local folder

checkio sync

(in beta testing) Launch local server so your browser can use it and sync solution between local file end extension on the fly. (doesn't work for safari)

checkio serv -d

Alternatevly, you can install Chrome extension or FF addon

checkio install-plugin
checkio install-plugin --ff
checkio install-plugin --chromium

Read more here about other functionality that the checkio client provides. Feel free to submit an issue in case of any difficulties.

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