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Language of the Month for December 2022: Pip

In accordance with our meta agreement, since one candidate received more votes than the others, we have a new featured language! Throughout December 2022, our Language of the Month will be: Pip What'...
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Language of the Month for November 2022: J

In accordance with our meta agreement, since one candidate received more votes than the others, we have a new featured language! Throughout November 2022, our Language of the Month will be: J What's ...
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What do we rename Advent of Code Golf?

Recently, Seggan received an email from Eric Wastl, the owner of Advent of Code, part of which is quoted below: Please do not call your event something like "Advent of Code Golf"; this ...
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Announcing Code Golf Advent Calendar 2022! (+ Event challenge sandbox)

Following last year's event, we're doing Advent of Code Golf Code Golf Advent Calendar 20221! On each day between Dec 1st and Dec 25th (inclusive), a new challenge will be posted at UTC midnight2. It ...
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2022 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #4 on Code Golf has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They will be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for volunteering and ...
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Built-ins or no built-ins; a dilemma in my question

Recently in this question, I had a discussion with ████████████████ whether I should get rid of built-ins. I'm VTCing this since the built-in ban is particulary subjective here. I'd recommend just ...
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My question was reopened. I don't think it's clear. What should I do?

A couple of minutes ago this question of mine was reopened. I initially closed it as unclear because after seeing the answers I feel that what is and isn't acceptable as an IO format is unclear. ...
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Should we officially recognize Off-Topic TNB?

Recently, TNB conducted an experiment in which we created a new room specifically for off-topic discussion, which resulted in a marked decrease in the amount of off-topic content in TNB. This room has ...
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Make each language's official [tips] page look more like the LYAL and LOTM templates?

The nomination posts for Learn You a Lang for Great Good (LYAL) and Language of the Month (LOTM) have a lot of good resources about most languages posted. This provides a very solid starting point for ...
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Should we refresh our standard loopholes?

We have a list of standard loopholes which are forbidden by default. This is pretty good, it does good for the site. But it's also 8 years old, and it is showing its age. We occasionally inaugurate ...
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Language of the Month for October 2022: Nim

In accordance with our meta agreement, since one candidate received more votes than the others, we have a new featured language! Throughout October 2022, our Language of the Month will be: Nim What'...
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This site takes out all of the fun of golfing [closed]

Look at cases like not being able to reopen questions unless you're the poster. Most of the time they would not care, but I DO care for the posts, and it would be nice to reopen the question. After ...
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Inactivity on bounties with no deadlines?

The List of bounties with no deadline is a page where there are bounties that can be awarded anytime. However majority of these were created quite awhile ago and some comments don't receive feedback ...
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Fix the dead LYAL

Like last time, LYAL is dead. Source. As documented here, there were no LYALs for 6 weeks. I agree with what caird says: If people aren't engaging with an event anymore, the proper thing to do is let ...
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Should rust anonymous functions fully specify parameter types?

Context Rust does a lot of smart things to determine the types of variables. This is why you rarely need to define the types of a variable explicitly. Rust can search very far to find a type for a ...
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2022 Community Moderator Election

The 2022 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase [Completed] Primary phase [Skipped due to <10 nominees] Election phase [...
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2022 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Code Golf Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next week, ...
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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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Event Refinement: CGCC Langjam

We have decided to do the CGCC Langjam event! This will be a two-week competition in which participants must create a golfing language in a specific paradigm and use it to solve a series of code golf ...
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Can Function Objects be Appened to STDIN From the Stack?

This is mostly specific to Vyxal, but I've worded the language so that any hypothetical stack language could utilise this Say you have a stack-based language which supports function objects on the ...
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Language of the Month for September 2022: Prolog

In accordance with our meta agreement, since one candidate received more votes than the others, we have a new featured language! Throughout September 2022, our Language of the Month will be: Prolog ...
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Event Proposal: CGCC Langjam

Myself, emanresu A, and lyxal have decided to propose a new event: the CGCC Langjam! The basic idea is that this is a yearly event in which participants will have one week to invent a new golfing ...
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Do [tips] questions need an objective winning criterion?

The discussion surrounding a recent well-received non-code-golf tips question has brought up an interesting question: do tips questions need objective winning criteria? My understanding of our ...
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Do we want to delete a LYAL nomination after learning the lang?

Currently, Language nominations for the "Learn You a Lang for Great Good" chat event, if they get chosen, are subsequently edited to mention that this language was learned on such-and-such a ...
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When accepting input from STDIN, can it be assumed to terminate with a newline [duplicate]

...or I guess more specifically, can I require that input from STDIN (or closest alternative, e.g. TIO) be newline terminated? Utilising apps like TIO this isn't added, but if using a terminal with <...
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Language of the Month for August 2022: Knight

In accordance with our meta agreement, since one candidate received more votes than the others, we have a new featured language! Throughout August 2022, our Language of the Month will be: Knight ...
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Minecraft Commands I/O Methods

What I/O should be allowed for Minecraft commands answers? There is already this post, but it is mainly focused on redstone creations, and is quite outdated. Here are some specific points, however, a ...
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Language of the Month for July 2022: Piet

In accordance with our meta agreement, since one candidate received more votes than the others, we have a new featured language! Throughout July 2022, our Language of the Month will be: Piet What's ...
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What is our consensus on languages which do not halt by design?

Current consensus seems to be that programs must terminate by default. This makes sense in general. However, does this bar use of languages which are not designed with a halt state (other than ...
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Do we delete invalid tips?

Currently our consensus is that incorrect solutions should be deleted. However it's not clear if this applies to tips questions. tips questions are sometimes a bit like regular code-golf challenges, ...
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What's the difference between [source-layout] and [restricted-source]?

Some challenges have restrictions that apply to the program's source code, rather than the program's behaviour. These challenges are generally tagged with restricted-source or source-layout or both. I ...
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We should reverse [reverse-engineering]

reverse-engineering has only two questions: Reverse Engineer Polling Statistics A small puzzle. Why does this code work the way it does? The second one is closed as off-topic. The first one isn't ...
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Chat Event Announcment: Language Development Workshop

BMG has died. Nearly immediately I proposed the event that henceforth became known as MYAL. After a short discussion to flesh out the details, and the chat event Language Development Workshop was born....
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Repost "Word stays a word after taking away a letter"?

"Word stays a word after taking away a letter. Repeat" was a massively downvoted question, not because of challenge, but mainly because it was badly written. Personally, I think that the ...
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Chat Event Refinement: Make You a Lang for Great Good

We have decided to make a chat event based on language creation. In this post, we will discuss how we should do it. The event would just be a time dedicated to showing off WIP languages, get feedback ...
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Chat Event Proposal: Make You a Lang for Great Good

With the demise of BMG, I had an idea for a new chat event. For now, I'm calling it "Make You a Lang for Great Good", but that is beside the point. This event would focus on one of the ...
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Biweekly Mini Golf is Half Dead

... what should we do? As we can see from this excerpt, BMG is slowly dying. People don't seem interested enough to even start it and the 21st BMG has little participants. (even though it hasn't ...
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Language of the Month for June 2022: J-uby

In accordance with our meta agreement, since one candidate received more votes than the others, we have a new featured language! Throughout June 2022, our Language of the Month will be: J-uby What's ...
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Congratulations to the new TNB Room Owners!

Voting has closed, and, with the votes being a dead tie, all three candidates have been elected as room owners for CGCC's main chat room, The Nineteenth Byte: They have been appointed, effective ...
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CGCC Blog Post #5: How to get reputation quick

You've probably seen the privileges list, and you've probably looked at it and found some quite useful stuff (and some complete garbage) that you may not have. So... how do you get reputation? Bounty ...
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Vote for the new TNB Room Owners!

The Nineteenth Byte is getting new room owners. You've had a week (and a couple of hours) for nominations, and now it's time to vote. In alphabetical order, here are the nominees: emanresu A chat ...
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Are we still deleting sandbox posts?

The Sandbox currently says: When you think your challenge is ready for the public, go ahead and post it, and replace the post here with a link to the challenge and delete the sandbox post. (Emphasis ...
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CGCC Blog Post #6: My First Impression on Code Golf Stack Exchange

How I got here I saw a few sites of Stack Exchange elsewhere. Exactly where I forgot, but it made the first impression of Stack Overflow to me: they were indeed very sophisticated. I learned about ...
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Nominations for new TNB Room Owners

In response to the increase in off-topic discussion in TNB, we've decided to appoint more ROs. Here's how we'll be deciding the new room owners: For one week (until 14:00UTC, on the 15th of May 2022),...
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Should we rehash Add A Language To A Polyglot?

Add a language to a polyglot was fun while it lasted. However, it's kinda stagnated due to the difficulty of running all the languages. I propose that we repost this challenge, maybe with stricter ...
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Language of the Month for May 2022: Desmos

In accordance with our meta agreement, since one candidate received more votes than the others, we have a new featured language! Throughout May 2022, our Language of the Month will be: Desmos What's ...
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Using compression tools

Are you allowed to use compression tools (e.g. gzip, xz) in your code? For example, a shell script with: cat script.sh.gz|gzcat|sh (25 bytes) where the content of ...
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Should we make a room for TNB's off-topic discussions?

The Nineteenth Byte, CGCC's main chat room, is no stranger to silliness. However, especially recently, I've felt there's been a much larger volume of off-topic conversations. In order to prevent ...
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Can We Make 0-NAND OR Gates in [logic-gates] Challenges?

Some logic-gates challenges require you to use only NAND gates to solve a problem. Usually, constructing an OR gate from NAND gates requires 3 NAND gates. However, an OR gate can also be constructed ...
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Byte counting for BASIC style DATA / READ inputs

Background Many BASIC dialects idiomatically use DATA and READ commands to store and read input data from the source code. We ...

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