# If a challenge is difficult, can I provide a completely non-golfed answer?

Let's say I have a challenge that is difficult. Indeed, people may believe it to be impossible, since it is somewhat obscure. Should I provide a completely non-golfed answer, sort of as a hint, to show its possible. It makes sense to not golf 1) it is easy to understand (which would be the point of such an answer) and 2) it does not give away any golfing tips for that challenge (and also will not prevent them from not doing something so as to not copy me).

• A challenge you wrote, or someone else's? – feersum Nov 1 '15 at 4:53
• You mean a reference implementation? People do that - a solution written that works, but isn't code-golfed. It demonstrates the specs you put out, but not the code-golfing aspects. – Mama Fun Roll Nov 1 '15 at 4:56
• @molarmanful yeah – PyRulez Nov 1 '15 at 11:28
• will not prevent them from not doing something so as to not copy me Error: too many negations. Unable to parse. – Dan Henderson Nov 2 '15 at 19:32