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I would really like to make this challenge type work. (Full disclosure: partly because I seem to have come up with with a fairly popular challenge idea based on it. Mostly, though, because I genuinely think it's fun and novel.) But I do see a lot of problems. Answers on SE have no inherent order, and forcing one onto them just feels odd. In the case of a ...


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Is this type of question on-topic for PPCG? I certainly think so. It is a kind of programming puzzle, and it has a well-defined, objective winning criterion. One potential problem is the language-specific-ness, which is discouraged on PPCG in general. However, I don't think it's much of a problem in this case, and that the Golf Practice question ...


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Thanks for posting this, I had been meaning to. Note that I'm trying out another one of these. A few random notes and comments... My original notion of these questions An incremental answer question (or whatever we're calling it) has the following properties: Each answer depends on the last by building upon it or using information in it in some way. Answers ...


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To achieve that, I gave all the basic, but complete, minimum information possible that could be needed to solve the problem I disagree, but assuming for the sake of argument that it's true... So my question: is mandatory for all the challenges to give complete specifications of the problem, diagrams to every little detail if that means to almost give the ...


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Let me begin with my experience with that question: I ignored the answers and had a quick take at the challenges alone. Given that there were already many answers and I wasn’t keen on counting, I just started comparing my solutions to those in the existing answers, so I could feel happy about the ones I got “right” and learn something from the others. ...


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I'm not sure how relevant this may be, but there recently appeared a spontaneous acronym acrostic. So there's definitely a desire among the community for something more collaborative. These challenges achieve that, so get some wagons for this band.


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I think this can be extended to nearly all esoteric programming languages. While regular languages strive for conciseness and brevity, most esoteric languages do not.


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