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By Shisuko, history, 6 months ago,

Suppose I hypothetically had a problem which required, say, the periodic table of elements, or the Collins' dictionary for valid Scrabble words. Perhaps, "Given a word, determine if it can be expressed as a combination of symbols of elements," or "Given a word, determine the number of valid English words that can be formed using its letters"

So, there is still a standard input to be read. But it's certainly unreasonable to ask contestants to hard code the resources. Is it possible for me to set up the problem with these files, so that the contestants' submissions can read them using ifstream or FileReader or something?