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A while ago I did something rather stupid.

After I added a Brain-Flueue flag to the ruby implementation of Brain-Flak I went ahead and deleted the old Brain-Flueue repository. This made sense at the time because the new Brain-Flueue was better in every possible way, and the old one was preventing me from tab completing in my current directory.

Now I realized this was not a good idea, because I would like to add Brain-Flueue to this challenge at some time. But the new shiny interpreter post-dates the challenge and since it is an question non-competing languages are disallowed.

However, through some convoluted shenanigans I have managed to recover a copy of the interpreter unchanged with all of its git history.

If I publish an unchanged copy of this interpreter online will Brain-Flueue answers still be non-competing?

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I'm pretty sure that if you git push from your local repository to a new GitHub repository then no-one will be able to tell the difference. If you hadn't brought it up yourself, it wouldn't even have been an issue.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ And why would it be one now? If the language's timestamp on GH is predating the challenge, then no-one can prove it's postdating it, and I don't think a meta post is enough to warrant non-competitiveness by itself. \$\endgroup\$ – Erik the Outgolfer Apr 26 '17 at 16:18
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    \$\begingroup\$ @EriktheOutgolfer, issue in the sense of question under discussion. \$\endgroup\$ – Peter Taylor Apr 26 '17 at 16:20
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No. Go ahead and answer

The language was made with the interpreter before the challenge. Add a note on the repo about what happened. Especially with the git-history then you have proof.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ I would like to point out that you can spoof git history. \$\endgroup\$ – Sriotchilism O'Zaic Apr 26 '17 at 16:46
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    \$\begingroup\$ @wheat yes but you can do a lot of things to loophole rules \$\endgroup\$ – Christopher Apr 26 '17 at 17:36

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