The various modes in clash of code are interesting. But the smallest code size mode is ridiculous because no one can beat python and ruby coders in this mode.
In one game, one of the coders solved the smallest code problem in 14 seconds! (in Ruby).
I could not even read the question completely in 14 seconds!
My suggestion is that we should be competing with same programming languages (java vs java coders, python vs python and so on), so there is fair competition.
Another issue is that sometimes I cannot solve a problem in CoC, and I cannot view the solution unless the other coder shared his/her code.
Specially in reverse mode, if I could not understand what to do, there is no way to know it unless someone share their solution.
The clash of code page lists the purpose of it as follows:
What’s the purpose?
Improve your problem-solving skills
Learn from other people’s code
Practice coding interview questions
How can we “Learn from other people’s code” if they do not share it?
It would be better if we don’t need to share our code and still anyone would be able to see it. Afterall, I don’t think there would be anything to hide our code from others?