# Can I ask questions for one language only? [duplicate]

Are challenges for one specific questions okay?

Suppose I want to ask for shortest code to plant a memory leak in C++ - would that be okay?

• Those are usually very much frowned upon unless there's a very good reason why the challenge only makes sense in one language (e.g. JavaScript-only challenges because they require DOM manipulation within the browser). – Martin Ender Sep 29 '14 at 10:11

• @sharptooth, because I would hope you're not just after malloc(1), but that leaks memory and is so short it probably can't be beaten. – Peter Taylor Sep 29 '14 at 11:13
• Challenge accepted. malloc(1); is 10 characters and new int; is 8 characters. Both are good anyway. – sharptooth Sep 29 '14 at 11:51