On PPCG, using home-brewed languages is allowed. Nothing (well, except for the reasons below) stops you from making a new language that is really good at solving a very limited set of challenges.
ImageMagick convert would be such a language. Feel free to count it as a separate language if the arguments below do not sway you.
- Arguably, this falls under this loophole.
- There are two aspects to competing on PPCG. The first is creating the best entry in your language of choice. The second is picking the right language for the job.+ By using
ImageMagick convert you may have done really well on the latter part, but I would argue that you will have almost zero competition on the first part. If you enjoy using
ImageMagick convert as a separate language, you may also want to consider competing in local sports event aimed at children age 6 through 8.
- The income of Fake Magic Internet Points will decrease. FMIPs are given out when other people like your approach. Using a language that is stupidly specific might even result in negative FMIPs. I theorise that the amount of FMIPs is related to how universal you show that your language is. For example, if you solve all the typical questions like Hello World, Fibonacci, Primality tests, FizzBuzz, Anagram check, cat, etc., using
ImageMagick convert, the aforementioned loophole is clearly negated, and you could expect your FMIP count to increase once more.
+ For example, I program in MATL and Octave. My goal is to outgolf other MATL and Octave entries respectively, but when I use MATL, I do want to see if I can beat Jelly or 05AB1E, and when I use Octave, I like to see if I can outgolf R or Python.