Linked Questions

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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,...
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Dumping the output as an answer

Sometimes, on kolmogorov-complexity challenges with a constant output, we get extremely boring answers that make absolutely no effort to compress the output whatsoever, and instead just literally dump ...
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Does Super Mario World count as a programming language? [duplicate]

Some time ago, YouTube user Sethbling has injected code into Super Mario World, and I am planning to make a challenge about it (Making pong, to be exact). But, I should know first if it counts as a ...
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What criteria must a programming language fit? [duplicate]

On the default loopholes there is an answer that forbids making languages that are made specifically for a challenge. This is definitely a good idea. However, there are loopholes even to this. A user ...
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Is Wolfram|Alpha a valid language?

Here are some example code-golf submissions using Wolfram|Alpha: Valentine's golf! I heart you! Largest number in ten bytes of code I have two main questions about the use of Wolfram|Alpha: Is the ...
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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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How do we score turing complete cellular automata (GoL, Wireworld, etc)

Here is a checkbox I made in wireworld, for the "Create a checkbox!" question. The problem is, we don't have a way to score answers like these. Do we score these by pixels, like piet did, or ...
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Are automata or state machines a valid choice of language? [duplicate]

I've noticed that some challenges could be solved using automata. For example, this challenge in closing XML tags could be solved using a pushdown automaton. Would such an answer be acceptable? If ...
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Does HTML count as a programming language? [duplicate]

In challenges like this: "Hello, World!" it is possible to answer using HTML. Everywhere else it is possible to answer the code golf using HTML, is it allowed? According to this post CSS ...
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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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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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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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Is HTML/CSS a programming language?

CSS can simulate rule 110 and thus is turing complete. Thus HTML + CSS is considered a programming language for our definition. However, as user @TimmyD mentioned appropriately HTML+CSS is Turing-...
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Are languages targeting FPGAs or other non-standard/non-sequential computing platforms acceptable?

So far, almost all submissions on this site are ones that target "standard" computers, namely devices that execute code in a typically linear fashion, with a standard variety of inputs/outputs (...
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Is it a good idea to disallow dedicated golfing languages? [duplicate]

I find that generally questions are answered by the same few users, with the same few languages. Is it a good idea to disallow dedicated golfing languages, to make the challenge fairer and more ...

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