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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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So what actually defines something as a “new” programming language?

So the title pretty much says it, but I'll repeat: What actually defines something as a "new" programming language and not just a library of functions for an existing language? I know that golf ...
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Do submissions have to be answered with a programming language?

We've got various answers strewn across meta that tell different stories: On the standard loopholes, we disallow answers that aren't programming languages. This appears to be the most definitive ...
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Is editor golf on-topic?

We've recently received a Vim golf question that's sparked a bit of controversy as to whether Vim golf, or "editor golf" in general, is on-topic here. Should Vim, Emacs, or editor golf in general be ...
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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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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 in ...
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Is ImageMagick a programming language?

This answer seems to be the popular definition of "programming language". I propose that a combination of image canvases and the fx operator available in ImageMagick satisfies this definition. The ...
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Is Wolfram rule 126 a programming language?

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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We Built a Programming Language… right?

Recently, Mego, quartata, CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ and I (VoteToClose) (building upon the work of ProgramFOX et al.) built a chat bot named Data that can run code for several different esoteric languages (and ...
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Is Oration a programming language?

Oration is a programming language created by @ConorO'Brien, which I have helped with. My answer here has come under fire for copying somebody else's code, and being just a lengthier version of python....
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What constitutes programming for the purposes of this site?

According to our Help Center (emphasis mine), Programming Puzzles & Code Golf is for programming contests and challenges. Sounds simple enough, and 99 times out of 100 it is. But there are ...
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Specific Languages

In the Code Golf Overflow, can your answers be written in any language unless otherwise specified by the OP? Or do they have to be written in any specific language?
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Do different ImageMagick tools count as their own languages?

Here is an answer that I made recently: https://codegolf.stackexchange.com/a/181416/70328 A commenter suggested that I could remove convert from my code, and use <...
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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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“Windows” as a programming language?

I was going to give the green tick mark to the winning submission of this challenge, but I am unsure what to do. The shortest submission is this, which claims to use "Windows language", but I doubt ...

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