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Language Handicap [duplicate]

This question is because my favorite language C++ does not lend itself to code golf. Now I could try and pick up a new scripting language (like golf-script) or brush up on an old favorite (perl), but ...
Loki Astari's user avatar
-7 votes
1 answer

Does it actually make fun using golf-focused languages for golf type questions? [duplicate]

I am a programmer, and know many programming languages, as everyone here does. Those languages have a productive purpose, a real-world application. Python and Ruby have a clean syntax and are good ...
Luis Masuelli's user avatar
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2 answers

Real Coding Skill [duplicate]

Most puzzles and questions asked on CodeGolf are interesting and challenging. However, usually the answers that win are created from pre-fabricated languages designed for golfing code. This seems ...
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Reconsidering the Code-Golf tag for questions [duplicate]

I was reading a question on Meta discussing how this site fits into the mission of Stack Exchange. A lot of the answers and comments all point to the same thing, that this site gives us a chance to ...
tfitzger's user avatar
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132 votes
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How can we help users who are put off by the use of golfing languages?

Every other month someone expresses their (negative) feelings about golfing languages. Here is how this usually goes: they complain that they don't enjoy golfing in the languages they know because ...
Martin Ender's user avatar
37 votes
25 answers

Advocate languages to golf in

I'm sure many of you want to attract golfers to compete in your favorite language. Given that it takes time to learn a language for golfing, why choose it over others? What aspects of the language ...
xnor's user avatar
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135 votes
6 answers

Why I am leaving Code Golf

The contents of this post are solicited opinion that I have been asked by a Code Golf moderator to share with you. I understand "If you don't like it, then GEETTT OOUUTT" applies here, so I have ...
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63 votes
11 answers

Leaderboard Snippet

I've been using a stack snippet for a while to generate leaderboards for my simpler or more popular code golf challenges. I want to share the code for this snippet here so others can use it more ...
Martin Ender's user avatar
30 votes
12 answers

Could PPCG benefit from a new sorting mode for answers?

The default sorting for answers (by votes) seems somewhat inappropriate here on PPCG. In any case it tends to put early answers over late answers, because once a few are there, few people scroll to ...
Martin Ender's user avatar
15 votes
6 answers

What programming language should we consider for the code-golf solution ? [closed]

If we want to prevent having ridiculous answer for Code-Golf with esoteric language that are made up just for the challenge, we need to define what are the acceptable programming language. The ...
HoLyVieR's user avatar
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15 votes
4 answers

On GolfScript and language bigotry

I'd like to receive people's opinions on languages "designed for golfing", such as GolfScript and FlogScript. However, since there are no FlogScript submissions on the site as of current writing, this ...
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2 votes
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Programming languages that do not match our default posting criteria

In the What are programming languages? meta post we seem to have come to the consensus put forth by Peter Taylor that: A purported programming language should be accepted as such if and only if ...
Calvin's Hobbies's user avatar
31 votes
2 answers

Easy challenges and Hot Network Questions

I've noticed many challenges getting to the top of Hot Network Questions because they are really easy and get many answers that feed the activity-rewarding hotness formula. In turn, the visibility ...
xnor's user avatar
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10 votes
6 answers

Fair size comparison across languages with different source alphabets

For fair comparison of codegolf solutions in languages with different source alphabets, there should be a common unit of information. Most sizes here are expressed in "characters" or "bytes", but not ...
John Tromp's user avatar
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18 votes
4 answers

How to Make Code Golf More Enjoyable: Winners by Language?

So, I was reading the related question here, when I went off on a tangent. The point of the given post, as I read it, is that certain languages like GolfScript, K, and some other extremely-high level ...
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