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Default for Code Golf: Program, Function or Snippet?

One of the things many (new?) users forget to specify in code-golf challenges is whether the answers should provide a full program or a function (or even just a snippet). For most such things, we have ...
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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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Are two questions duplicates if they have different scoring rules?

My question Just Another Polyglot Hacker! was marked as a duplicate of Write a polyglot that prints the language's name. Now, our scoring rules are completely different. Why are they considered ...
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How are bytes counted in assembly?

I was told bytes in assembly are counted by the byte of machine code. Is that true? If so what steps should be taken to correctly get bytes?
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Should submissions be allowed to exit with an error?

Suppose we have the following Python code: f=lambda x:x*2 X The first line defines a function which doubles a number. Then the second line is reached, is found ...
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How does this site work?

Hello, I have spent time looking at the StackExchange sites and especially this has seemed quite interesting to me. But I would like you to explain how it works and what it is about. I know how to ...
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How long should I wait before accepting an answer?

Suppose I write a code-golf question. How long should I wait before accepting the shortest answer? One week? Two days? More? I checked the FAQ, but couldn't find any information on this topic. Is ...
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Is it OK to promote my own posts in chat?

Occasionally I see other users posting links to their own answers or challenges in The Nineteenth Byte. Is this OK? Can I promote my own posts as well?
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General rules for custom languages and libraries

The rules for what languages and libraries are allowed on this site seem to be scattered all over the place. I'm looking for a simple check list to know if a custom language or a custom library is ...
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How do we deal with novel emerging/recurring challenge types?

Recently, there has been a new type of challenge introduced called duct-tape-coding. Fears have been brought up that, like code-trolling, this challenge type may spawn posts that are extremely trivial ...
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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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How to count bytes FAQ

We've got a lot of questions asking how to count the bytes in different situations. This question is here to put them all in one spot. General questions How to count "interactive" answers ...
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Community FAQ for Programming Puzzles & Code Golf

Community FAQ For the Programming Puzzles & Code Golf site For official guidance from Stack Exchange, visit the Help Center. General information Welcome to Code Golf and Coding Challenges Stack ...
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Feed Filter: A TNB Userscript

Inspired by a conversation about annoying quirks with the chat feeds (such as New Main Posts), Feed Filter is a simple userscript I made to introduce a few features/fixes to the feeds in The ...
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Catalogue of Catalogues

I am currently developing a new language and thought that catalogue questions such as Hello, World! and Golf you a Quine for great good are good challenges that a language should be able to do. ...

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