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Loopholes that are forbidden by default

There are a number of standard loopholes which experienced question-setters seek to explicitly close. However, inexperienced question-setters may unintentionally leave them open, or respondents may ...
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Default for Code Golf: Input/Output methods

It looks like we have a consensus that we want certain defaults for the format which answers are expected in for code-golf. On that poll, the question arose twice, which input/output formats should be ...
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Which number formats are acceptable in output?

Comments on this loophole meta answer suggest that more than a simple yes or no answer is required. Which number formats are valid for output? Is there a difference between code-golf and other tags? ...
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Keep your golfing in your code, not in inputs and outputs

I am becoming more and more annoyed at the ever-increasing number of rules about what is deemed acceptable as inputs and outputs to programs Here is a compilation of such rules that I found: ...
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When to allow flexible input/output

First, I hope this isn't a duplicate (I've tried my best to search through for similar questions, but I very well may have overlooked one). In the spirit of being fair to inflexible programming ...
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Can numeric input/output be in the form of byte values?

This answer just prompted a question, which I've wondered about a few times when answering challenges in esoteric languages: For some esoteric languages, the only means of input/output is reading and ...
Martin Ender's user avatar
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Accepting numeric inputs in mixed decimal and unary bases

There seems to be agreement that numeric input is by default accepted in either decimal or unary bases. The linked meta-question doesn't address the issue of whether separate inputs of the same ...
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Unary representation of floating-point numbers

When the Find the inverse of a number 1/x challenge has been posted, the author posted a bounty for the shortest Retina submission. After that, there was a bounty ...
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Input in Underload

Since Underload has no input command, I have some questions relating to hard-coded input: Is hard-coded input allowed by default? If it is allowed, can the hard-coded input be anywhere in the program?...
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What input forms are 'reasonable'?

It's very common for a question to leave the input format unspecified and simply let the golfer choose a 'reasonable' input format. I'd say this is a bit vague, and we should decide what can be ...
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