Say I'm designing a new language for golf or some other esoteric purpose, and I'd like feedback on some design concepts. I feel posting this on SO, Programmers, CS, or pretty much any other site on SE would likely just going to get down-votes or at least side-eyes. Even if not, I think I'd likely get better responses from this community because what makes a good esolang is often very different from what makes good general-purpose language (e.g. the Funge family).

Would such a question be considered on-topic for PPCG?

  • \$\begingroup\$ I feel like any such question would be either too broad or primarily opinion-based. You can always ask in chat, though! \$\endgroup\$ – Quintec Feb 7 at 1:27
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    \$\begingroup\$ Dennis has said in chat that language design tips are too broad. However, agreeing with you that it doesn't fit elsewhere on SE and that we'd be able to answer it best, I think the community should move towards accepting such questions. \$\endgroup\$ – lirtosiast Feb 7 at 1:37
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    \$\begingroup\$ I think you'd have to phrase it carefully to be" constructive subjective" and not a "What’s your favorite ______?" question. In particular, I'm thinking along the lines of "how can this language better address particular kinds of challenges?" could be made constructive. \$\endgroup\$ – p.s.w.g Feb 7 at 1:39
  • \$\begingroup\$ Related \$\endgroup\$ – Shaggy Feb 7 at 21:13

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