There are a lot of questions out there with ASCII art but I was thinking if a question requesting animated ASCII is acceptable? Problem is I don't think many golf languages support some sort of clear/redraw command for their output, so the users would be forced to use other languages.

That being said the question wouldn't be a golf question.

  • \$\begingroup\$ something like this? codegolf.stackexchange.com/questions/18599/one-line-aquarium \$\endgroup\$ – plannapus Jul 3 '15 at 10:50
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    \$\begingroup\$ One could always just output each frame of the animation in order, and require a specific console (or textbox) width/height to view the animation properly, in which clear/redraw is no longer required \$\endgroup\$ – es1024 Jul 5 '15 at 6:37

There's nothing wrong with that. Many golfing languages can't manipulate files or produce graphical output, yet we've had really great and challenges. While language-specific challenges are strongly discouraged, not every challenge has to be solvable in every language.

That said, it's perfectly possible to clear/redraw the screen manually with nothing but ASCII characters. Go for it!


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