Linked Questions

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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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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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Can I set a challenge using Box-256?

Re-edited for further clarify: is an on-line game in which one codes in a form of assembly to solve the puzzles presented on there. Can we ask questions on this site which are ...
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Is the "no MetaGolfScript" rule somehow formalized?

A disadvantage of the "default rules as answers" is that the rules don't have a common, organizing, "formal" thought behind them. I'm talking about this one here. I understand it as applying to "...
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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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In bash, can I use non-coreutil programs

Since bash scripts (or any other Linux shell scripts) are accepted as a programming language, I wonder what (Linux) programs are accepted as callable from the command line. It seems that it is ...
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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,...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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