Please refer to this post on Sandbox. (EDIT: The challenge is posted on main.)

Basically, the proposed challenge is about a new numeral system I made. Though the proposal doesn't require the I/O format to be in the numeral system, I have a serious problem now: This opens new possibility for an I/O format about integers.

AFAIK, our default policies about I/O formats don't stop from inputting/outputting integers in this new format. We even allow using different formats for the input and the output.

Though I've just prohibited I/O in NDos-numeral as a stopgap, there might appear new programming languages whose default I/O format for integers is NDos-numeral, and I hope that would be considered a standard loophole.

What should I do?

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    \$\begingroup\$ where do you see something that suggests this format is allowed by default? Could you add that to the question. It seems like important context. \$\endgroup\$
    – Wheat Wizard Mod
    Commented Sep 24, 2023 at 13:27
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    \$\begingroup\$ I think it is already a standard loophole by the rule of not using number systems that trivialize a challenge—if it's easier in NDos-notation, NDos notation would probably trigger this rule unless the OP encourages/explicitly allows it (like I did in my recent question). \$\endgroup\$
    – Someone
    Commented Sep 25, 2023 at 0:32
  • \$\begingroup\$ The language would have been created after the challenge, so it would be an invalid answer. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Oct 10, 2023 at 8:19


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