# Are we allowed to copy the output of the code to the clipboard?

Asking for a friend...

For "Hello, World!", you can save an extra 1 byte by using copy("Hello, World"). However, I am confused on if it's allowed for your output to be the clipboard.

The question's rules say:

• The program must take no input, and print Hello, World! to STDOUT (this exact byte stream, including capitalization and punctuation) plus an optional trailing newline, and nothing else.
• The program must not write anything to STDERR.

## 1 Answer

### In general

I've proposed Programs may write output to the clipboard yesterday and it has received a mixed response (+2/-4) so far. At this point, writing to the clipboard is not a valid form of output by default, and it might very well never become one.

### Regarding “Hello, World!”

The challenge states very clearly that the output must be printed to STDOUT, so whatever the default may be, the clipboard is not a valid output format for this challenge.