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Should PPCG have an official, objective, list of rules?

This is something that's been bothering me for a while, and is really impairing my use of the site. Any competition needs rules in order to be fair, and this has been established repeatedly in Meta ...
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3 answers
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Should answers to fixed-output challenges be written in a programming language?

We have a definition of what we consider a valid programming language for answers on PPCG. (If you disagree with this definition, please do so on that other post, and not here.) The one type of ...
Martin Ender's user avatar
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Is there going to be an official stance of using keystrokes to answer? [duplicate]

In several different questions some people answer with keystrokes. Will a official stance be taken on this? Some users say that it is not OK others disagree. What should be done about this? Here is ...
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2 answers
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Are Non-Programming golf puzzles allowed?

The name of this Stack Exchange site is "Programming Puzzles and Code golf" but I was wondering if other types of similar golf (not the sport) would be allowed or welcomed for questions. In ...
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Codegolf rules and boundaries

So last time, I was hanging on codegolf, and came across the question Print the digital root, where one guy replied here with a one-byte code. Of course, it takes advantages of the built-in and ...
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Should the programming language be Turing-Complete? [duplicate]

The question appeared on chat. For the Hello, world! problem Uryyb, jbeyq! is a solution in rot13, but rot13 is not a general purpose language. Should these ...
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What should be the process for updating an established consensus?

There's many cases in which someone has a question about what site policy should be, people come up with suggestions, and one of them becomes highly popular and thus is treated as a rule. So far, ...
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Should graphical-output challenges accept straight up image files by default?

I've often seen some questions tagged graphical-output and kolmogorov-complexity that have some answer being image files, and they are often disagreements in the comments. examples: ...
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1 answer
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Is Wolfram rule 126 a programming language? [duplicate]

According to our site's definition of a programming language a language needs to be capable of addition of natural numbers and primality testing of natural numbers. Of the elementary cellular automata,...
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1 answer
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Answers written in "joke" languages [duplicate]

As an answer to this question, I wrote an answer in the "programming language" 2014 (screenshot). The answer was deleted, accompanied with this note: I'm temporarily removing this post in ...
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Why are golfing languages allowed?

I'm a bit confused about the use of golfing languages in golfing challenges. In the standard loopholes there is a point about using self-made languages that solve the problem in one symbol. And it's a ...
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Can I use Power Query "M" Language - and what should it be called?

I enjoy using Power Query "M" language (Microsoft Reference) Is this language permitted - and in cases where the language name is to be used, should this be referred to as ...
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Can I answer in a microcontroller programming language?

I study electronics, and from time to time we use microcontrollers and have an emulator program to test the code with inputs and outputs to see the result. Would this form of coding be allowed? If so,...
Alex Robinson's user avatar
2 votes
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Esoteric programming languages [duplicate]

Are there any restrictions on what programming languages you can use in a challenge, and if you created your own programming language and you wanted to submit it to a code challenge, does there need ...
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Would a tips on verifying languages be on topic?

I thought it would be helpful to have a question with tips on demonstrating that a system fits our definition of a language. I feel that it would be helpful for language writers to have a section for ...
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