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What even is a "function" by our standards?

On a recent question, the following was brought up by @Sp3000: In fact, I'm almost starting to wonder what a "function" is, since it seems like every language with goto could define a "function" ...
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Should we start "reviving" older challenges?

Related. Earlier today, AdmBorkBork posted this question on TNB, asking whether or not PPCG was dying. In the following discussion, I have suggested we, as a community, could start "reviving" (for ...
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Does Baba Is You belong here?

Introduction Baba Is You is a puzzle game. In this game, a level is a grid that consists of objects and texts, and the objective of the level is to, if there are texts ...
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Can a Prolog predicate have multiple choice points if it always chooses the correct solution first?

This stems from JoKing's answer to Sums of Consecutive Integers, where it can be seen that the predicate always unifies Z with the correct answer first. However, ...
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CGCC Blog Post #2: The history of PPCG and CGCC

We recently turned 10 years old. Unfortunately, we didn't really realise and therefore didn't really celebrate or even mark the occasion. But, it got me thinking about the history of the site, and now ...
caird coinheringaahin g's user avatar
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Policy on Outputting Irrationals as Fractions

There's consensus that answering with fractions is allowable for decimals that can be expressed as fractions. But what about irrational numbers? Can they be expressed as a rational representation of ...
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On-topic to ask for help with an pre-existing code golf challenge from another site?

There is a code golf challenge on a foreign (not related to Stack Exchange) site with which I have a problem. The challenge is designed for Python 3 and has a length limit of 150 characters. I ...
Byte Commander's user avatar
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What is a list?

The PPCG community seems to be moving towards more general I/O formats. Then, we could generalize our notion of a "list" so that it is not restricted to the built-in list or array constructs. For ...
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Community FAQ for Code Golf and Coding Challenges

Community FAQ For the Code Golf and Coding Challenges 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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If your answer is acts differently depending on context, how safe do you have to be?

This is kind of a follow-up to / re-asking of "Should point-free function expressions be allowed when a function is asked for?" with specific reference to the only language I know how to golf in, j, ...
algorithmshark's user avatar
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Can a C submission be in the form of a macro defined by command line argument?

In this question, the current C solution is f(n){n=n?:1;} Obviously this command line is shorter by 2 bytes: -Df(n)=n?:1 ...
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Functions throwing exceptions: an exception to the rules?

I'm seeking greater clarity around whether we currently allow functions to throw exceptions, and if so, under what circumstances. There seem to be contradictory posts on this topic—several highly ...
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Can Whispers programs ignore a final output line?

This was first asked by Leo in the Whispers chat room: But I have a general question about Whispers submissions: couldn't we avoid counting the final Output line most of the time? We can consider the ...
caird coinheringaahin g's user avatar
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"No comments" restrictions and stack-based languages / unused strings

Some classes of question are made more interesting by banning comments. For example: Polyglots: example Some source layout questions: example 1, example 2 Others, such as this code-bowling question ...
Peter Taylor's user avatar
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PHP and "STDIN or an acceptable alternative"

I had a few discussions regarding to use or not to use STDIN in answer written in PHP. Reading from STDIN is very expensive in ...
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