Linked Questions

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Installation and testing instructions for specific programming languages

Most of the answers on this site are made using programming languages, that are well known, and easily installable by most of the people. They have well known installers (or are already included) in ...
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What constitutes a “free” language for cops and robbers?

Recently Isaac proposed that using non-free, i.e. pay-to-use, languages for cops and robbers challenges should be considered a standard loophole. As Dennis stated in a comment, there is some ambiguity ...
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Let's decide what kind of non-challenge questions we want once and for all

4 reopen votes and 1 delete vote is a strange thing to see. It's also slightly worrying that we have so little consensus on this matter. So let's bring the community together. What kind of non-...
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Useful External Resources

There are a bunch of external resources that are either used very often by this community or are directly related to it. This post contains the most relevant ones to make them more discoverable for ...
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Code Golf UserScript to help in navigating the site [v0.37 now available]

Current version: The current version of the script is 0.37. I was inspired by this Meta post to write a UserScript that would automatically tally up the size of code blocks and display the count ...
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Should obfuscated JavaScript be allowed?

I had posted an "obfuscated rickroll in Greasemonkey" challenge, which I have deleted in response to Mike Bethany's comment that answers to the question would be of primary use to "spammers." In ...
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How to avoid executing malicious obfuscated code?

On a related thread to this question, what steps can one take to avoid executing obfuscated malicious code (in the unlikely case someone sees fit to post some in a solution. Is it best to just avoid ...
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Should you accept answers you can't read and you can't test?

In challenges on this site, particularly code-golf, answers are sometimes given that you can neither read nor test. If the answer is, for example, the shortest, should you still accept it? As an ...
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How to test solutions in obscure hardware environments [duplicate]

This question is meant to serve as a reference for setting up environments in which to test answers that require unusual hardware, processors, etc. Most answers will involve simulators and emulators. ...
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Can we find a way to automatically execute people's code?

This site gets a relatively small number of posts. Could we contact IDEOne or somebody, and get a script going to test people's code automatically? Maybe put up a "powered by" logo somewhere?