I've got an idea for a new type of question, but would like some feedback on it. I've tentatively called it Packed Program - but I'm willing to take any suggestions.
The idea is that you have a byte size limit (say 255), and have to put as many solutions in as many different languages as possible within that amount of total bytes. You get 1 point for each language you solve it in.
So - for instance, if it was Bottles of beer Program Packed 255 bytes - 1 byte of HQ9+, 20 in GolfScript, 50 in C, 70 in Python, 65 in BASIC, and 40 in Fish. The total is 246 - so under 255 bytes. Score is 6, because they fit 6 programs, in different languages in the limit.
I kinda would like to say that if a program compiles in multiple languages, you get multiple points, but I fear that it would start arguments over when you have a different language (C v C++ for instance).
I was also keen on the programs being necessarily run in the order that the person answers, or being able to access a file of the whole source code - meaning, that they could solve it using the shortest languages, and then refer to those answers via file access in the longer ones. Or something. But I think that this ends up being a little less interesting.
Would this be interesting? Or lame?