not dupe of this because all are different answers.

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Some questions like this are obviously off-topic, but some what sees on-topic but not on this site (CGCC)?


What programming language is?


Prints ascii table. but what programming language is?

Is off-topic in CGCC but why?


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    \$\begingroup\$ For the specific example you provided, there's a cops-and-robbers challenge here. \$\endgroup\$
    – user
    Commented Nov 19, 2021 at 22:45
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    \$\begingroup\$ Does this answer your question? Are pure programming puzzles on topic? \$\endgroup\$
    – user
    Commented Nov 20, 2021 at 14:11
  • \$\begingroup\$ @user no. it doesn't answer me. \$\endgroup\$
    – Fmbalbuena
    Commented Nov 20, 2021 at 16:22

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Because it does not have a objective scoring criterion.

As phrased the shown challenge has a single correct answer. We require challenges with multiple correct answers which can be ranked, so that you are encouraged to improve on your answer.

As such this is either regular Q&A and as it says in our tour page:

We are not a Q&A site.

Or more likely it's a puzzle. It's not a programming puzzle, which is a jargon term here, but it's a puzzle about programming. If it's a puzzle you will probably actually have better luck on the puzzling stack-exchange, where I believe it would be on topic. But of course you should check their rules first.

Lastly I should mention that the sole exception to this rule is . Which is a form of Q&A which we occasionally do. But this is not it's a different thing.


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