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This has definitely been asked before, but what are the rules for web scraping in a challenge? From what I can tell, the standard rule is that your program cannot get anything from the web unless the challenge explicitly requires it. But what if I design a language where the interpreter takes the source code of the program, gets the file at
pastebin.com/......, and interprets it as a BF program? Then we now have a language where every program is 8 characters long (Even shorter if we encode it in base 96 or our own custom encoding) but can accomplish any task.
What exactly are the rules for:
- Where a program is allowed to take data from the internet
- Where an implementation is allowed to take data from the internet
This is code-golf, so the shortest answer in bytes wins This is a serious question about what kinds of programs and languages are allowed on this website.