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First: I'm sorry you feel this way. This site is supposed to be a source of enjoyment, not pain. That said, I don't think you need to feel bad about it. There are plenty of challenges that have trivial answers in powerful languages, but as of this writing, you have: 12 upvotes (vs only 3 downvotes) Over 600 views (in less than 24 hours) 20 answers (over a ...


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The UTF-8 representation allows the code to be human-readable (to the extent that this is possible for a dedicated golfing language) while being able to be scored by "number of characters". Since our default is to count bytes, golfing languages have an incentive to use all 256 bytes. Having a printable representation for each of them is just ...


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No it should not be valid This site already has a number of rules that new users find surprising. Thus, any rules or exceptions we make should provide enough benefit to outweigh the resulting confusion and need to link to meta posts. The cost of allowing this comes in the form of surprise and consistency: generally nobody would expect that code which ...


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Posted Shift Tac Toe code-golfgridtic-tac-toe Shift Tac Toe is a game that combines Tic Tac Toe and Connect 4 together. In this game, you start with a 3 by 3 board, and each row is connected to a slider that you can move left and right. At the start, the sliders all start to the very right(this means that you can't move the slider to the right on the first ...


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The Ever-Changing Labyrinth (WIP) king-of-the-hill grid maze This is a 2-player asymmetric KotH challenge. One player controls the adventurer and must reach the end The other player has the ability to change the maze and tries to keep the adventurer from solving it Gameplay At the beginning of the game, the Maze Master creates a \$5 \times 5\$* maze. Every ...


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No, we shouldn't Unless the original OP, Kevin Brown agrees that we should, I believe we shouldn't change the challenge. If any existing answers to the challenge are invalid, then raise that point with the answerers, and if unaddressed, flag the answers as invalid. If a language cannot answer a challenge as it's currently written, then it cannot answer that ...


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Try It Online! is maintained by a PPCG user, Dennis, and has a chatroom for discussion around it. This is the most common way to request a language be added and maintained (other ways are listed on TIO's home page). However, at time of writing, Dennis is currently inactive (reasons can be found starred in talk.tryitonline.net), so while you can (and should) ...


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Road Sort Order In Britain, road identifiers use a scheme of a letter, followed by a 1-4 digit number. From Most-Important to Least-Important, the letters are: M A B C D U The numbers also represent further assumptions around the importance of the road, such that a 1-digit number is more important than a 4-digit number. Thus, the M898 is less important ...


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1+ Metagolf Tags: code-challenge metagolf So in order to make 1+ more popular (and ease the creation of golfed 1+ text-printing programs) here comes the metagolf challenge. The 1+ Language 1+ is a fun deque-based esolang where 1 is the only literal, and other numbers are constructed with operators. It is also "monotonic", that is, it only have the +...


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Codington Crescent Okay teams, it's now time to play the game called Codington Crescent. But first, I notice we have been swamped by a letter, which comes from a Mrs Trellis of North Wales. She writes "Dear Madam or Sir, Please make up your mind. Yours sincerely, Mrs Trellis". Okay, now on to the game If you've ever listened to the radio program &...


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No. I've upvoted your question for you to verify this. From the What is "meta"? How does it work? page: Votes on meta do not affect your reputation; your meta reputation is the same as your reputation on Code Golf Stack Exchange (synchronized hourly), though you earn separate badges. You must have 1 reputation to participate on meta.


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"Consistent / consistent" or "non-consistent truthy / non-consistent falsy" By default, the answer writer can choose any of these (options 1 and 3 above): Produce two consistent outputs for affirmative and negative inputs respectively; or Produce a possibly non-consistent truthy output if the input is affirmative, and a possibly non-...


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Truthy/falsy using your language's convention (swapping allowed), or two distinct values to represent true/false respectively You can choose to output truthy/falsy using your language's convention (swapping is allowed), or use two distinct values to represent true (affirmative) or false (negative) respectively. Copy-friendly version: You can choose to 1. ...


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Posted: The Cantor Function code-golf math fractal


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Posted: Verify a Superpermutation code-golf combinatorics permutations


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Implement the Polygamma function The Polygamma function of order \$m\$, \$\psi^{(m)}(z)\$, is the \$(m + 1)\$th derivative of the logarithm of the gamma function, which is also the \$m\$th derivative of the digamma function. Your task is to take an integer \$m\$ and a positive real number \$z\$ and output \$\psi^{(m)}(z)\$ Definitions For those unfamiliar ...


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The Turing Text Tape code-golf Introduction Ah, INTERCAL... As much as I'd like encourage everyone to Try it Online sometime, text output is just painful. According to the docs it uses the "Turing Text Model". While an... interesting concept, using it is about as much fun as shooting yourself in the foot. And what do we do with a task like this? ...


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Play a Game of Minigolf


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Migrate Try it online! to CommonMark Try it online! generates old-style MarkDown code blocks which indent all lines with 4 spaces and then optionally precedes the block with a language comment. Furthermore if the code block can't be parsed by old-style MarkDown (e.g. it has a leading newline, common in Retina answers), then it instead uses a <pre><...


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Is this Chessboard Reachable? The goal of this challenge is to determine, given the state of a chessboard, whether or not that chessboard can actually be reached in the course of standard play. Of course, doing this in general is a rather hard problem, so we'll be simplifying the problem to a set of a few rules which should approximate the "reachability&...


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Source Code Byte Frequency - Posted here Changes from the original idea: Without the requirement of fixed representation of the result (percentage and trimming). With constraint: source code must be at least 1 byte long Changed from character to byte, plus removing the constraint of SBCS languages only.


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Convert LifeOnTheEdge to LifeOnTheSlope code-golfascii-art Your task here is to take a LifeOnTheEdge pattern and convert it to LifeOnTheSlope. A LifeOnTheEdge pattern is composed of these four characters: |_L . A pattern corresponds to a certain arrangement of "on" edges in a square grid. The pattern is placed in the grid first with the characters ...


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Stroke Count of a Chinese Numeral codegolf Task Given an integer \$n\in\left[0,10^{12}\right)\$ in any convenient format, compute the number of strokes needed to write that number in (simplified) Chinese. Background Chinese numbers are expressed with a system of digits and places, just like in English, but grouped by powers of 10000 rather than 1000. At the ...


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Golf a Golfing Language (WIP) Design a language and golf its interpreter so that it solves the following programming challenges in as few bytes as possible: Hello World 99 Bottles of Beer Quine cat List primes up to \$n\$ / first \$n\$ primes Fibonacci Sequence Sort a numerical list Balanced parentheses test <simple string parsing> Brainf*** ...


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Surround a string with "friendliness pellets" code-golf Input a String and surround it with a ellipse of alternating "friendliness pellets"(0) Idea originally from Lyxal. Challenge Given a single line String of length \$<100\$, print the string with an ellipse of alternating pellets(0) around it. The ellipse must be 11 lines in height....


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The Dungeon Number Sequence code-golfnumberbase-conversion Introduction The dungeon numbers are introduced by Numberphile, denoting a chain of base conversions. A dungeon number is denoted in the form $$a_{b_{c_{d_\cdots}}}$$ where all numbers involved are integers with at least two digits. When interpreting the values, each base conversion \$a_b\$ is ...


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Where are the traps? code-golfnumbersequence Related: Trapped Knight Sequence The Path Of The Wildebeest Background Partially copied from my related challenge The trapped knight sequence is a finite integer sequence of length 2016, starting from 1, and has the following construction rules: Write a number spiral in the following manner: 17 16 15 14 13 ... ...


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Posted: Poker for Two king-of-the-hill card-games Posted on main here.


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Paper folding. Posted HERE


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