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Say I invent a language, post a list of commands and general structure on GitHub, and then begin working on the interpreter. After finishing the interpreter, could I use this language to answer challenges posted before the interpreter was completed?

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Your answer: codegolf.meta.stackexchange.com/a/11688/42545 TL;DR: no. The interpreter has to exist, not the spec. \$\endgroup\$ – ETHproductions Jun 7 '17 at 18:35
  • \$\begingroup\$ Thank-you, for some reason I couldn't find that, but I was pretty sure something of the type had to exist somewhere. \$\endgroup\$ – Gryphon Jun 7 '17 at 20:13

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