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How does one calculate bytes for a solution to a Code Golf scenario? [duplicate]

I am new to Code Golf, and would like to start answering questions/scenarios posted on this Stack Exchange Site. I have seen many scenarios posted before, and have come up with solutions for said ...
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How should we score programs in languages that tokenize instructions? [duplicate]

I feel like this should be said, because many answers have been made in TI-BASIC, Applesoft BASIC, and other languages that tokenize instructions. How exactly should they be scored? Should we score ...
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Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

This "sandbox" is a place where Code Golf users can get feedback on prospective challenges they wish to post to main. This is useful because writing a clear and fully specified challenge on ...
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Programming in Minecraft (Redstone) - how to measure program size?

Since programs may be created in vanilla (un-modded) Minecraft using redstone to create logic gates (and more), someone could create such a program for a challenge on this site. How would such an ...
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Counting bytes in Scratch

Scratch is a visual programming language, meant for teaching kids how to program. It's completely absent from this site, which, I think, is worth fixing. I have no specific challenge in mind. A ...
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When can APL characters be counted as 1 byte each?

Prompted by this. The question of APL's encoding often comes up, and many times a helpful soul links to Wikipedia's article on the APL EBCDIC codepage. However, each implementation of APL has its own ...
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Command-line flags on front ends

Our standard policy regarding command-line flags states that one should count the space before the dash (-) too, when there aren't any "free" options, since it ...
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Welcome to Code Golf and Coding Challenges Stack Exchange!

What is this site? This is a place to host recreational coding challenges, such as code golf. We are unlike most sites in the Stack Exchange network. We are not a question-answer site, nor are we a ...
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How to score TI-BASIC

How do we score code written in TI-BASIC, when it comes to multi-character words? For example: :If X>2:Then:Stop Seemingly, the above should count as 17 ...
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How to determine the length of a Piet program?

I noticed that Piet is not mentioned in the How to count bytes FAQ. How should we determine the length of a piet program?
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How should vim answers be scored?

I like vim a lot. I've been golfing with it a lot recently. We already have clearly established that vim is a programming language, but there aren't any clear rules on how to score vim answers. The ...
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What character encodings may a submission use?

In code-golf questions, we typically score submissions by their byte count. However, whenever a submission uses a character outside of the ASCII range, the question of which encoding the code uses ...
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How are line breaks and formatting counted for code golf challenges?

The title pretty much says it all. If I use tabs/spaces for making the code more readable, do I have to count them? Also, are line breaks counted as one character(...
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Programming in LabVIEW - how to measure program size?

Inspired by this question, how would a LabVIEW program be scored? As one of the only graphical languages in common use today, LabVIEW is a bit of an outsider. As odd as it is, LabVIEW is a serious ...
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On "interactive" answers and other special conditions

Interactive languages (and related issues) have afflicted me with a bunch of gripes regarding character count and program testing. Clarifying these should help coders in other languages like ...
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