Suppose there's a challenge which can be solved completely by a builtin function, and functions are allowed. Note that as of writing the standard loophole for builtins is heavily disputed, but let's just assume that the poster explicitly allowed builtins since that's not the point of this question.
Which of the following submissions would be valid? To give a more concrete example, let's say the task was adding a list of numbers.
0 bytes, since the user can use the function already sum 3 bytes, an expression which evaluations to a function s=sum 5 bytes, aliasing the builtin lambda L:sum(L) 15 bytes, an explicit unnamed function
Similarly, if the task was to multiply two numbers, would the following be valid? Or rather, is it possible that the following is only valid in languages which treat operators in a certain way?
* 1 byte, multiplication operator
(For context, this question was inspired by the Calculate Standard Deviation question)
*is the standard Forth way to multiply two numbers. It removes the top two items from the stack, and then pushes the product onto the stack. \$\endgroup\$