This challenge is a , where you need the set of test cases that the challenge provides.

However, the test suite that you are required to use is missing, since the website has gone down. I want to answer the challenge, so what should I do?

  • \$\begingroup\$ I'm not sure if it's just me, but I have some trouble understanding your question. Could you reword it and maybe add a link to the challenge we're discussing? \$\endgroup\$
    – Dennis
    Dec 20, 2017 at 0:57
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Dennis there you go \$\endgroup\$
    – user63187
    Dec 20, 2017 at 0:59
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    \$\begingroup\$ Done. / That's the reason why challenges should be self contained. \$\endgroup\$
    Dec 20, 2017 at 1:46

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What should I do with my answer?

The real question is, what should we do with the challenge?

If new answers cannot be scored anymore because some outside resource became unavailable, I see only two possible courses of action.

  1. Replace the broken link with a working one.

    In this particular case, the Wayback Machine appears to have mirrored the resource here: https://web.archive.org/web/20161114211602/http://stat.fsu.edu/pub/diehard/

  2. Close the challenge, as it no longer has a winning criterion.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Might want to do more than replace the broken link. I know that some links are pretty safe from rot, but it might be a good policy to move everything into the question if possible to avoid this problem in the future. \$\endgroup\$
    – Wheat Wizard Mod
    Dec 20, 2017 at 2:01
  • \$\begingroup\$ In general, sure. But there's no good way to move the entire DieHard source code into the challenge body. \$\endgroup\$
    – Dennis
    Dec 20, 2017 at 2:05

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