Should the p command be considered cheating in Funge-98 quines?

I'm asking because: Unlike the g command it does not read source code, so it doesn't break "No reading source code" rule.
But it does modify source code so it may be considered cheating?

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    \$\begingroup\$ To my knowledge, there is no Quine rule against modifying the source code. I don't know enough about that command to say whether that makes it valid though. \$\endgroup\$ Apr 30, 2018 at 16:55
  • \$\begingroup\$ Can you provide a description or link to what those commands do? Thanks. \$\endgroup\$
    – mbomb007
    Apr 30, 2018 at 20:57
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    \$\begingroup\$ As long as the output is a quine of the original code, not the modified code, using p is fine \$\endgroup\$
    – Jo King Mod
    May 1, 2018 at 1:33
  • \$\begingroup\$ @mbomb007 esolangs.org/wiki/Funge-98#Instructions here's the full list of instructions. \$\endgroup\$
    – IQuick 143
    May 1, 2018 at 6:40
  • \$\begingroup\$ Ah, so they're like the ><> commands. Got it. \$\endgroup\$
    – mbomb007
    May 1, 2018 at 13:17


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