Some maybe not-intended-to-program languages may have some extra limitations. Is it allowed to change it to solve a problem? If so, how the length go?

p.s. marking this topic as duplicate of this topic generally seems to allow an 0-byte solution loophole, for it's sometimes hard to define "slightly" and that's why I choose to count the changing byte count

  • \$\begingroup\$ I'm pretty sure it will count as a separate language. Also, why specifically code-golf? \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jul 26, 2018 at 10:38
  • \$\begingroup\$ If you change the compiler, it's a new language. \$\endgroup\$
    Commented Jul 26, 2018 at 10:42
  • \$\begingroup\$ Not necesarily an interpreter bug, as I can see. But definitely similar. \$\endgroup\$
    Commented Jul 26, 2018 at 10:45
  • \$\begingroup\$ Also see codegolf.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/6918/… \$\endgroup\$
    Commented Jul 26, 2018 at 10:46
  • \$\begingroup\$ By the way, whatever your language is, intended to be a programming language or not, as long as it can add two numbers and check a number's primality, it's considered a programming language here. \$\endgroup\$
    Commented Jul 26, 2018 at 10:47
  • \$\begingroup\$ @user202729 If the modified language appears before the challenge, it is a valid language; but what if not? \$\endgroup\$
    – l4m2
    Commented Jul 27, 2018 at 0:42
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    \$\begingroup\$ The community allows languages newer than challenge now. As long as the language is linked somewhere so people can test it, it's fine. \$\endgroup\$
    Commented Jul 27, 2018 at 4:27
  • \$\begingroup\$ @user202729 No if it's hard to say whether the new language is only for the challenge(or, though it usually lead to downvotes, it still valid?) \$\endgroup\$
    – l4m2
    Commented Jul 27, 2018 at 16:49


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