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Without quotes

I have always assumed that quotes weren't allowed.

In the ideal case, I think standard input should be the same for everyone and contain the challenge input as plainly as possible. This is how online judges work (e.g. codegolf.com), although I realise PPCG is a bit different.

Allowing stdin to be pre-formatted with quotes seems unnecessary, and will inevitably be abused. I'm not aware of any languages that read from stdin but strictly require quotes.

It's also worth pointing out that up to 541 existing Python 2 answersexisting Python 2 answers could be shortened by using input() with quotes around each line in place of raw_input().

Without quotes

I have always assumed that quotes weren't allowed.

In the ideal case, I think standard input should be the same for everyone and contain the challenge input as plainly as possible. This is how online judges work (e.g. codegolf.com), although I realise PPCG is a bit different.

Allowing stdin to be pre-formatted with quotes seems unnecessary, and will inevitably be abused. I'm not aware of any languages that read from stdin but strictly require quotes.

It's also worth pointing out that up to 541 existing Python 2 answers could be shortened by using input() with quotes around each line in place of raw_input().

Without quotes

I have always assumed that quotes weren't allowed.

In the ideal case, I think standard input should be the same for everyone and contain the challenge input as plainly as possible. This is how online judges work (e.g. codegolf.com), although I realise PPCG is a bit different.

Allowing stdin to be pre-formatted with quotes seems unnecessary, and will inevitably be abused. I'm not aware of any languages that read from stdin but strictly require quotes.

It's also worth pointing out that up to 541 existing Python 2 answers could be shortened by using input() with quotes around each line in place of raw_input().

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Without quotes

I have always assumed that quotes weren't allowed.

In the ideal case, I think standard input should be the same for everyone and contain the challenge input as plainly as possible. This is how online judges work (e.g. codegolf.com), although I realise PPCG is a bit different.

Allowing stdin to be pre-formatted with quotes seems unnecessary, and will inevitably be abused. I'm not aware of any languages that read from stdin but strictly require quotes.

It's also worth pointing out that up to 541 existing Python 2 answers could be shortened by using input() with quotes around each line in place of raw_input().