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Use of built-in functions and libraries in Code Golfs

This answer used a built-in Python function to solve the question in a very short amount of code. Should we allow it and let people not up-vote, or should we police library abuse to some degree? If ...
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C/C++ golfing: Should undefined behaviour be allowed? [duplicate]

This question on SO raised some comments about using undefined behaviour in C/C++ golfing. Should we require that solutions follow the standard? If we do, we could promote down-voting of solutions ...
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Will golf and puzzle questions migrate here from SO?

As far as I remember, one of (unstrict, as we can see) Area51 rules was that we will not create sites, witch may took part of SO's audience. For example, by this rule Ruby.stackexchange was declined. ...
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Should non-standard compiler flags be included in character counts? [duplicate]

In some languages using a compiler flag might significantly shorten the source file, by making the compilation command longer. Should we make inclusion of the character count of the flag in the total ...
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What are the policies for threads relating to Facebook Puzzles, Project Euler, UVa, SPOJ, etc.?

Related question. Questions from Facebook Puzzles, Project Euler, UVa, SPOJ, and the like do not expire, unlike Google Code Jam or TopCoder. Therefore, in order to be able to discuss such problems ...
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Is [code-challenge] necessary?

Isn't code-challenge going to be applicable to all questions? Therefore, shouldn't we delete it and related tags?
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What input methods should we allow for Code Golfs? [duplicate]

Should we define rules on how input can be fed into programs? This question on SO allowed for any input method, which resulted in answers which ripped off the question by doing the computation in ...
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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 ...
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What should be the rules for questions on this site

This answer on MSO contains a list of rules that code golf challenges on Stackoverflow should follow. I think it would be a good idea to discuss which of those rules we want to adopt for this site. ...
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Site title and domain

The area51 proposal was titled "Code Golf & Programming Challenges" and the discussion on area51 even nudged towards making it just "Programming Challenges" so that it has wider scope. Yet the ...
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How should our FAQ look like?

How should our FAQ look like? One suggestion per answer.
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Are questions from Google Code Jam, TopCoder, etc. on-topic?

The original proposal is for "Code Golf and Programming Puzzles". I think this suggests that discussion of questions from programming contests should indeed be on-topic---as long as they're not ...
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