In accordance with our meta agreement, since one candidate received more votes than the others, we have a new featured language! Throughout November 2021, our Language of the Month will be:


What's a Language of the Month?

See the meta post for nominations. In short, during November, those who wish to participate should learn (at least the basics of) Zsh, and use it to solve challenges. Participation is completely optional, but is anticipated to be fun!

Information about Zsh

Taken from the nomination post

Zsh is a Bourne shell derivative which apparently specialises in having far too many ways to do some things, of which the shortest is always inconvenient, and no obvious way to do a lot of other things. Thanks to its liberal forgiveness of errors, it is very abusable, which is a great feature for code golf and makes competing in it particularly fun.

  • It is easy to learn, but difficult to master
  • By learning it, you will be able to write shell scripts much better and gain more experience with a practical interactive shell where you (should) spend a lot of your time
  • It does surprisingly well in many text and pattern matching-based challenges, so you will be able to compete amongst even some golfing languages
  • It's very good at restricted source, especially for a non-esoteric language
  • I am the currently only active user, and I'd like to change that

I already run a bounty on Zsh answers; for the month of November only, all first time Zsh users' answers will be eligible for this bounty



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List of all Zsh answers posted in November 2021

(first-time posters in bold)

List of relevant tips posted in November 2021

List of relevant challenges posted in November 2021

  • add entries in the form:

    [<challenge title>](https://codegolf.stackexchange.com/a/<answer-ID>) by [username](https://codegolf.stackexchange.com/users/<user-ID>)

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