My bounty on Coating Every Pancake expires shortly but no one has answered the question in the Pancake Stack language which was the goal of the bounty.

Should I just let the bounty run out and award it to the best existing answer? Can I request an extension? Are there other options?

  • \$\begingroup\$ I was distracted by all the unnecessary global statements in the implementation. You don't need it where you are mutating a variable. only when it is rebound \$\endgroup\$
    – gnibbler
    Commented Oct 7, 2014 at 9:34
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    \$\begingroup\$ For the record, I tried, but the fact that it's impossible to reach the third element of the stack or below without modifying the top two items makes this quite difficult! \$\endgroup\$
    – Doorknob
    Commented Oct 7, 2014 at 11:17
  • \$\begingroup\$ @gnibbler Sorry about that. I just threw it together in about 2 hours coding on a Saturday. Just for fun. I didn't really care that much about if I was doing it completely right. I thought that the global statements were necessary, however. Now I know better. Thanks. \$\endgroup\$
    – Justin
    Commented Oct 7, 2014 at 21:41
  • \$\begingroup\$ @gnibbler There: ideone.com/h0Nxst . I didn't replace the link in the esolang page, because Calvin's Hobbies created a link for his/her bounty. \$\endgroup\$
    – Justin
    Commented Oct 7, 2014 at 21:48
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Quincunx, you still need the ones for the rebinding of variables. eg line = . Otherwise a local variable is created instead. Sorry for the confusion \$\endgroup\$
    – gnibbler
    Commented Oct 7, 2014 at 21:50
  • \$\begingroup\$ @gnibbler Those two places are the only places where that's needed. Sorry for not thinking about it. \$\endgroup\$
    – Justin
    Commented Oct 7, 2014 at 22:07
  • \$\begingroup\$ I'm in a similar boat; I've got a bounty expiring where the only answer is by me as a community answer. :( \$\endgroup\$
    – Will
    Commented Oct 10, 2014 at 6:37

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See How does the bounty system work? for more information. To answer your specifics:

  • Bounties cannot be extended.
  • You can award the bounty to any answer that you didn't write yourself.
  • If you don't award the bounty, and there is an answer written after the bounty started that has a score of 2 or more, that answer is auto-awarded half the bounty.
    • If there is more than one such answer, then the answer with the highest score is auto-awarded, with ties broken by earliest posting date.

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