Questions tagged [discussion]
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What is a good ASCII boundary-character for regex unary, and will using that instead of a delimiter affect the perceived legitimacy of my answers?
So far, I have only used comma-delimited unary for my answers taking a list / array as input, since it's the "obvious" choice. That looks like ...
How to Handle Mass Edit Events
This isn't to call anyone out or criticise the actions of anyone. This is to get a clear understanding of general guidelines of mass edits. Every now and again, links to online interpreters will ...
Consider supporting Programming Language Design and Implementation on Area 51!
Interested in designing or implementing programming languages, including golfing languages? Or have strong opinions about either? Consider supporting Programming Language Design and Implementation, a ...
Please Allow the Community to Advertise Relevant Area 51 Proposals on Meta
It's been asked a few times in chat whether or not Code Golf Meta can be used as a means of promoting Area51 site proposals that are relevant to the realm of Code Golf. The answer has always been &...
Is github.dev acceptable for fastest-code questions?
Are sites like github.dev acceptable to use to time fastest-code questions? They do specify the specs and are free. What about gitpod, repl.it, and others?
Best of CGCC 2023 - Now Accepting Nominations!
We have decided the initial 8 categories for the "Best of CGCC 2023", and nominations are now open. If you want to submit any more categories throughout the year, until the last few weeks of ...
What should we call Off-Topic TNB?
Voting has closed. The Sand Trap is the winner! Since we've decided to officially recognize TNB's off-topic room Off-Topic TNB, it might be a good time to give it its own name. We'll do this the same ...
Should we update rules in faq about deleting answers?
In the faq it says that we need to delete published answers When you post your question on the main site, edit the sandbox post to include a link to the challenge, removing everything but the title ...
Best of CGCC 2023 - Call for categories
Update Nominations are now open! If you want to submit any more categories throughout the year, until the last few weeks of the year, you can still do so by answering this question. If a category here ...
Change the nominations process for Best Of 2023
As discussed in chat, Best Of 2022 has had a serious lack of nominations, with currently 4 of the 16 categories still uncontested. So that this dosen't happen next year, I'd like to propose a change ...
2022: a year in moderation
As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
Best of CGCC 2022 - Voting Now Open!
Final phase You have chosen the categories and the nominees for CGCC's annual "Best of". Now it is time to pick the winners! Each of the 16 categories is represented by an answer to this ...
Is outputting by modifying an input with no modifying access allowed?
Language of the Month for January 2023: Elm
In accordance with our meta agreement, since one candidate received more votes than the others, we have a new featured language! Throughout January 2023, our Language of the Month will be: Elm What'...
Best of CGCC 2022 - Call for categories [duplicate]
Event chatroom! Well, 2022's come to an end, and so that means: Best of CGCC 2022! In this thread, we'll consolidate the categories for our Best Posts of 2022, and eventually we'll vote on which posts ...
How do we handle answers that have later become invalid due to external circumstances?
From time to time, answers can be posted to the site which, at the time are valid but later become invalid without any fault of the original answerer. For example, a number of answers to this ...
Do function submissions have to recover environment if it consumes whole stdin?
Community agrees that functions should be reusable while if a function take whole stdin (like while(gets()) in C or ...
Please reopen Tweetable Mathematical Art
Could you please reopen Tweetable Mathematical Art ? It is such a source of inspiration, of course it will never end and never have a final answer, but that is how art is supposed to be, right?
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'...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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'...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Should rust anonymous functions fully specify parameter types? [duplicate]
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 ...
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 [...
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, ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 <...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...