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7:00 PM
@VoteToClose I hate you.
stab stab
:D ily too.
No seriously though, why?
I didn't have empty program instructions anyways, soo... Didn't want to waste an instruction on it.
Flint Eastwood? o-o
7:03 PM
> We've detected you're using an old version of Chrome. -Google
Well I guess it's your choice, but I feel like you could have easily done something more... interesting on an empty program
They have nice music. <- y opinion
> Version 44.0.2403.155 -chrome://chrome
Simulate the universe or whatnot
> Latest stable version: 46.0 -Wikipedia
> Who said Apple gets to be the only one who deprecates things 2 months after release -Google
7:06 PM
Is this code golf a good way to learn a language, or is it more a game intended for the elites?
It's a good way to learn a language and become an elite
(really good way, if you want to learn the nitty gritty)
I think most good programmers are not good golfers and vice versa.
We don't just have golf - there are other types of challenge too:
Real testomonials from PPCG users! "I used this site and now I can for loop in FRACTRAN! It's amazing!"
Well I guess it does depend on what you want to learn
No OOP lessons to be found here, for example
Yeah, and also, code golf allows us to know more about the language's features.
@duzzy I definitely think so. I've learned a lot about my favorite languages by trying to golf them. :)
Hey all! check out my france answer! it works!:
A: Draw the national flag of France

TanMathPython, 223 bytes from turtle import* def D(): fill(1) fd(100) rt(90) fd(200) rt(90) fd(100) rt(90) fd(200) rt(90) fill(0) lt(180) fillcolor("#0055a4") D() fillcolor("white") setpos(100,0) D() fillcolor("#ef4135") setpos(200,0) D()

user image
Coyote in my back yard!
Right now?
7:13 PM
Say hello for me!
Oh no, he ran away
@Sp3000 Well... We learn that Java is terrible.
But that's kinda a well-known concept.
@flawr It's okay, I live next to a giant wooded ravine, certainly he's in there somewhere. :)
@Dennis did you get to look at my Seriously code?
7:15 PM
Thank you, everyone. One more question, though. I don't really see where the code golf rules are. the FAQ just seems to be the standard SE questions. Are there special requirements to giving answers if I were to try at some point to participate?
@VoteToClose Why so terrible? I actually like it!
@duzzy Click on the tag. There are some additional rules. <-- click this and ignore @VoteToClose
@duzzy <--- click this
@duzzy codegolf.stackexchange.com/tags/code-golf/info this has more info then the others have.. ignore @VoteToClose and @flawr
Perfect. Thank you.
@flawr It's the first language I used for non-personal use - it's verbose, inefficient on execution, has ridiculous requirements for valid programs... And also: ಠ_ಠ I said click it first.
7:18 PM
I can see this place is quite competitive. :P
Only in the best kind of way. :D
i.e. Me and flawr made a language together about a month ago.
So you're saying that you're better at being competitive than other rooms?
Of course!
7:18 PM
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ Make LimpS** output system time on empty programs. :D
@duzzy We're the most competitivest!
A: "99 Bottles of Beer"

TanMathSeriously, 1 byte N That is it! one command!

check out this answer of mine!
@TanMath 17 people have posted that answer already.
7:20 PM
Literally 17 people.
@feersum really? I cannot find it...
2 hours ago, by Dennis
I just tried, and the output of Seriously's N command is different from the lyrics in the challenge.
@TanMath They're both deleted because they were invalid
7:21 PM
@VoteToClose Back to Java: What alternative would you suggest?
mego better fix it then
I think the good thing is that it forces you to really write good code and can be run almost everywhere.
@flawr Hmm. Python springs to mind first.
7:24 PM
@VoteToClose Python!!!!!
/me chin strokes.
C, the language, not the emoji.
>>> "Python" > "Javascript"
Mm. Javascript ≠ class-based object-oriented.
But almost=)
7:26 PM
shakes head
PS C:\Tools\Scripts\golfing> "Python"-gt"Javascript"
HQ9++ Is object oriented too.
This is open for delete votes now that it has +8/-10. Someone also pointed out that the output text doesn't even match the challenge.
Hint hint
/me raises ALL the flags.
Nudge Nudge Wink Wink
7:28 PM
Say no more, say no more.
I can't flag the answer!
That's because it has poofed.
Hmm weird, why's the C# one getting so many votes?
Flagging wouldn't help anyway
@Sp3000 First time golfer. He's gonna hit the rep limit and be so sad.
7:30 PM
I am going to write a sandboxed challenge about writing a sig fig calculator
So christmas is coming, @AlexA. did you already buy some presents?
E.g. for @ಠ_ಠ ?
Ah k - was just wondering because apart from that and unnecessary ASCII art, all the other votes have been pretty flat
@flawr Not yet. And I hadn't planned on getting anything for anyone's sock accounts. :P
@Sp3000 Is that a pun on the c# ?
7:31 PM
@flawr /me claps. Slowly.
Nope, it wasn't meant to be, but maybe I should go and get my glasses...
I'm a good 145 bytes shorter than the second shortest 99 bottles answer! \o/
stab stab
Wonder if anybody with gzuncompress this.
7:34 PM
What's the policy on CW for answers that have an original solution in addition to a solution from somewhere else?
@VoteToClose Have I told you about my idea for Javagony?
@flawr Java == Javagony.
@VoteToClose You can make it worse: Disallow for,if,switch,while,dowhile.
Should it be split up into a non-CW answer and a CW answer?
7:35 PM
@VoteToClose ಠ_ಠ
A: Halloween Golf: The 2spooky4me Challenge!

quartataChef, 414 bytes S. Ingredients. g i 2 g t 115 l s 112 l p 111 l o 107 l k 121 l y 109 l m 101 l e Method. Take i from refrigerator.Put e into mixing bowl.Put m into mixing bowl.Put i into mixing bowl.Add t.Put y into mixing bowl.Put k into mixing bowl.Put o into mixing bowl.Put o into mixing b...

My favorite answer of all time, really
@flawr this is a bad suggestion please do not implement oh my days
I'm just going through my old answers looking for cool stuff
A: "99 Bottles of Beer"

Cᴏɴᴏʀ O'BʀɪᴇɴJavaScript ES5, 328 318 bytes eval('function s(o){return v=(o?o:" no more")+" bottle"+(1==o?"":"s")}for(o="",i=99;i>=0;)o+=s(i)+"@ on the wall, "+v+"@.\\nTake one down, pass it around, "+s(--i)+"@ on the wall.\\n";alert(o+"No more bottles@ on the wall, no more bottles@.\\nGo to the store and buy...

This hasn't been tested!
@TanMath Is this copied from somewhere else?
7:36 PM
@VoteToClose the last part is, but the actual golfed code isn't
(from what I understand)
I think it is from here:
Shouldn't it be split into two answers, then the CW part CW'd?
You might be interested in: 99-bottles-of-beer.netflawr 3 hours ago
here to be precise.
@TanMath The second part, silly.
And, secondly, if the reasons for the votes are for the CW section, then it should be CW'd altogether. But there's no way to test that.
7:38 PM
The main submission is valid.
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ oh.. so you did test the first part?
@TanMath Yes. That's why untested is missing in the first ES5 header :P
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ oh.. ok.. sorry!
@TanMath It's okay ^_^
Sorry if I seemed harsh.
I hate when I do something wrong :P
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ no.. you are fine
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ me too!
7:39 PM
:D hi five
11 mins ago, by VoteToClose
Say no more, say no more.
hi five too
btw @TanMath sorry if I came across as harsh earlier too :/
Let's all apologize to TanMath XD
For whatever.
And stuff.
7:40 PM
Damn who downvoted my answer?
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Someone salty? Not me.
@VoteToClose @Geobits ? :3
@Sp3000 it's ok
@VoteToClose i forgive you
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ Probably.
@TanMath \o/
Maybe they didn't like the art I posted.
7:42 PM
Who hates text art, though? D:
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A: Showcase your language one vote at a time

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@flawr Groovy
Fight Java with more Java
@VoteToClose @feersum does >_<
@VoteToClose I do, if I don't find it interesting :P
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ i upvoted btw..
7:43 PM
@TanMath :D DANKE
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@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ why is desmos considered as a language?
@TanMath It can add, it has lists, etc.
Can I get some love for the 1 byte StackOverflowException? :D
@TanMath Because graphs are math.
7:44 PM
A: Does desmos.com count as a programming language?

PhiNotPiYes, Desmos.com counts as a programming language Scoring is the "normal" bytecount without special rules The examples above of Desmos.com's programming language demonstrate that it is a fully-functional programming language capable of solving a wide range of problems (probably all primitive rec...

^ meta post pt. 2
Hi guys, I have a question. I want to post a challenge based on this article: washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/11/18/… Basically write a program where the user inputs which states they want red and blue, and the output is a map with the right coloring. I don't personally know how to do it myself, but would it be a good challenge?
p_{rime}\left(x\right)=1-\operatorname{sign}\left(\sum _{n=2}^{x-1}d_{iv}\left(x,n\right)\right)
Prime checking
@geokavel I'd give it a +1. Sounds good.
interrupted :3
7:46 PM
@geokavel Is it restricted to or or...?
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A: Draw the national flag of France

TanMathPython, 223 bytes from turtle import* def D(): fill(1) fd(100) rt(90) fd(200) rt(90) fd(100) rt(90) fd(200) rt(90) fill(0) lt(180) fillcolor("#0055a4") D() fillcolor("white") setpos(100,0) D() fillcolor("#ef4135") setpos(200,0) D() Try it here

@geokavel It sounds like an okay challenge, but you'd need to be pretty clear about how the map is specified
@VoteToClose Don't be so encoding-racist.
7:46 PM
^ ಠ_ಠ @quartata
i was thinking, graphical output. There is a default map you're given and then you color it accordingly.
7:47 PM
But if you can do it in ASCII, why not?
@TanMath I didn't do this in my pastebin link because I wanted you to try golfing yourself, but you can collapse D to one line
@geokavel It should be tagged as . Is it a ?
Yes, code golf.
7:49 PM
Thinking of any special rules?
@geokavel Either way I think it'd be good to have a set image provided - for graphical, it could be a particular image with white states so state positions can be hardcoded; for ascii-art you should post the original ASCII art to be coloured
^ Otherwise they can make micro-resolution.
yeah, that's exactly what i wanted as far as the graphical output, you're given a blank map as an image file.
I was more concerned about comments saying "that doesn't quite look like California to me"
Side note: molarmful might be making a text encoding called ಠ_ಠ.
7:51 PM
The thing is I don't know how accurately people can get it.
@VoteToClose Why would anyone do that. ಠ_ಠ
A: Shortest infinite loop producing no output

ןnɟuɐɯɹɐןoɯಠ_ಠ, 31 bytes ಠ4ಠ ಠ4ಠ ಠ1ಠ ಠ?ಠ Explanation ಠ4ಠ # Push 4 to the stack [4] ಠ4ಠ # Push 4 to the stack [4,4] ಠ1ಠ # Push 1 to the stack [4,4,1] ಠ?ಠ # Essentially: go to line 4

A: Showcase your language one vote at a time

Cᴏɴᴏʀ O'BʀɪᴇɴDesmos (View them here!) 10-vote r=.5\theta (There is a trailing space, mandatory as per this meta post) This creates a lovely parametric equation i.e. tight-ish spiral. 9-vote 3x\ge 4y^2 Desmos supports inequalities of nonlinear quality! This produces the inequality 3x ≥ 4y2 and graphs...

Omg, I need some more ideas for my matlab answer there=/
I'll post it on sandbox and we'll see how it goes from there.
7:52 PM
I've discovered that I generally up vote questions that my own language can't do.
^ If I did that with Simplex, I wouldn't upvote very much.
^ Same, actually. c;
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A: "99 Bottles of Beer"

VoteToCloseVitsy, 0 Bytes Seriously ain't got nothin' on me. (@Mego I'm so sorry. ;))

I have no upvotes left today, sorry ;-;
7:55 PM
D: How?
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ Do not feel bad, downvotes are ok too=P
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ I haven't been posting much lately
@AlexA. I know ^_^
@AlexA. has been busy polishing his diamond.
7:55 PM
@VoteToClose I am the @Geobits of upvoting.
Q: When do I have to include things like Java's public static void main

JobaCan someone tell me why sometimes people are including class C{public static void main(String[]a){...}} and sometimes that seems to be not necessary?(http://codegolf.stackexchange.com/a/62373/46569)

I want to make a programming language in which functions are defined externally as a wiki. Like, a person makes a page 1 with the contents of the function; when that character is called in said programming language, the code is executed :P
I'm in!
Just don't make it too publicly editable.
@flawr Ah, right.
That could be problematic.
If someone says "Sorry I am a horrible person. I forgot." and I say "No worries." does that mean I agree that they are a horrible person?
7:59 PM
@Rainbolt Yup.
What am I supposed to say? Can you guys just be me all the time?
"It's okay" means that. "No worries" means sort of "forget about it, all is okay"
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ You could make the code time dependent: The code uses the definitions of the functions that were active at the time the code was written=)
8:02 PM
Or every program could have a header, using library N :P
Each person could have their own N library.
"do it yourself program language making"
Do I need to make sure images I use in my challenge and the default blank map are public domain?
@flawr :P
Take stuff from wikipedia, then you do not need to worry=)
I mean nobody cares, nobody checks...
Wikipedia goes closed-source
8:07 PM
SO goes closed-source.
You are not allowed to post any code anymore.
Same for PPCG
Only roman numerals.
(c) by Cesar 64AD.
@flawr LXIV
@TimmyD Nope you cannot use it, because it is copyrighted!
8:10 PM
And why would cesar know which jerks get born how many years later.
@geokavel Make sure you sandbox it first!
That is what I like about the english language: You can make anything a verb.
You can verb everything.
I you'd it.
8:12 PM
^ Grammatically correct, implies that I did something that you do commonly.
@VoteToClose -_-
> English is awesome: Insert the word "only" anywhere in this sentence -- She told him that she loved him.
She tonlyld him that she loved him.
> She tonly
Wow. She must've been pretty wide.
$s-split' '-join' only '
ya goofballs
8:15 PM
You wanna say we goofballed you?
I stand by my teasing insults.
Who here would win at a game of goofball?
What is it?
> English is awesome: Police police police police police police police police police police police police police police.
I'm not seeing much competitiveness.
8:17 PM
"Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo" is a grammatically correct sentence in the English language, used as an example of how homonyms and homophones can be used to create complicated linguistic constructs. It has been discussed in literature, in various forms, since 1967 when it appeared in Dmitri Borgmann's Beyond Language: Adventures in Word and Thought. The sentence uses three distinct meanings of the word buffalo: the city of Buffalo, New York; the somewhat uncommon verb to buffalo, meaning "to bully or intimidate"; and the animal itself, buffalo. Paraphrased, the...
@flawr Missing an 'o' ;)
One of my favorite YouTube channels
@TimmyD My chain is infinite. As long as you say 4 "polices" at the beginning, you add 2*(an integer) polices. It's valid forever.
8:21 PM
So you only get an infinite number of finite chains...
My shameless advertisement didn't work. I guess my French flag isn't impressive!
@VoteToClose Any number of "Buffalo" is valid
Shameless ads are usually not impressive.
@TanMath I commented :(
@Sp3000 you mean your chat reply?
@flawr it works for others!
when does Dennis come over?
BTW, is there a person who actually reads a day of the chat transcript?
if so, reply! show yourself... I don't believe anybody would
8:25 PM
Yeah my chat reply
Also I try to catch up on transcript each day, but usually it ends with me skimming past lots of random
@Sp3000 yes..
@Sp3000 I will try to work on it.. I just put semicolons and no spaces all on one line?
I typically avoid voting at all if someone posts a shameless advertisement, unless the answer is really deserving.
@TanMath Try it, yeah. Also I think you can use goto instead of setpos
@Sp3000 oh.. ok! thanks!
@AlexA. so you are not the one upvoting the shameless advertisement asnwers?
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8:39 PM
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A: Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

geokavelHelp Ben Carson Make Maps Great Again The cartography team of U.S. Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson is having some trouble with maps (image via Washington Post): The problem is they don't have the Right Tool For The Job™. They need the most compact and efficient program possible, so...

8:57 PM
$c=((1..$c.count|%{$c[$_-1]-join' '})-join' ')-split' '
Turns a string formulated as 5,1-3,6,10-13,20-27 into an int array of those numbers and ranges, preserving ordering.
Is nearly 1/3rd of my answer to Help me manage my time
I'm still 145 bytes ahead! \o/

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