I'm curious whether or not the HTML required to run applets should be included in byte count. Also what's the current standard for counting bytes with applets? In Eclipse if I recall correctly you can run applets without HTML, however in other IDE's you need the HTML.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Definitely a good question. I think IntelliJ also lets you forgo the html file as does appletviewer (although that might need a laxed security manager). \$\endgroup\$
    – Poke
    Mar 3, 2017 at 15:33
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Poke Aye, though if you use AppletViewer you can still run the applet in any situation, while without the HTML you can only run it in certain IDEs/situations. \$\endgroup\$
    – Zavada
    Mar 3, 2017 at 15:56
  • \$\begingroup\$ For browser JavaScript we don't count the <script> tag so I don't believe so here. However I am not too familiar with Java applets to provide an answer \$\endgroup\$
    – Downgoat
    Mar 11, 2017 at 2:25

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We define languages by their implementation here.

So as long as there is an IDE or whatever other interpreter that runs your applet without wrapping it in HTML, you are totally fine.
Of course you have to specify in your submission which setup your code requires to be run successfully.


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