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2:00 AM
@primo Oh, I see, UTF-8 4 bytes then. I was trying different compression functions like gzdeflate and they were blocked there, so I was getting frustrated. Thanks for the tip!
 
2:17 AM
Of course this is the day I peek back in lol
 
2:38 AM
@Mego I know I'm not around much anymore, but if you want help rebuilding Axtell, I'd be glad to offer what I can :)
 
 
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4:32 AM
@Night2 in case you're interested, i can confirm that 416 bytes is possible ascii-only
 
 
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5:38 AM
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Q: Minimum number of swaps needed to getting the queue to final state not exceeding 2 swaps per element

RamkumarSPScenario or Problem statement: It's New Year's Day and everyone's in line for the Wonderland rollercoaster ride! There are a number of people queued up, and each person wears a sticker indicating their initial position in the queue. Initial positions increment by 1 from 1 at the front of the line...

 
6:17 AM
@primo Thanks, the 461 bytes one is mine and is ASCII only, so even in that category, I'm still 45 bytes behind :D I will try to golf more later when I get time, but I believe you are just massively better in golfing and I will be happy as long as I'm 2nd after you :P
 
6:40 AM
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A: Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

u_ndefinedDetermine if the shaded cells are "Tapa-like" What is Tapa? Tapa is a logic grid puzzle, with the rules here. You can click on that link to see the rules but I will cover only what is important in this challenge. How to decide if the shaded cells are "Tapa-like": The shaded cells: ...must n...

 
6:57 AM
@NewMainPosts While questions asking tips for golfing existing code is ok here, for "practical" programs it's better to go to codereview. (correct?)
 
@user202729 Code Review requires working correct code, which it looks like this is not since it gives the wrong output.
 
@xnor OP said that it gives correct output.
@NewMainPosts Plus it appears to be a direct copy of hackerrank.com/challenges/new-year-chaos/problem without attribution.
 
@user202729 I don't understand then the last bit with "Actual Wrong Output:"
In any case, it definitely looks like "asking for help" rather than "posing a contest"
 
ok, in this case OP has a correct code and a wrong code
So still a debug question.
 
 
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9:37 AM
hi all
 
ngn
10:20 AM
@Anush hiallo
 
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10:45 AM
(Return 1 in Deadfish: This returns one. (Improved from)
 
Here's a thought-provoking question for y'all: if a polyglot is a program that works in multiple or many languages, does that mean a monoglot only works in one language?
 
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All programs are monoglots. Except for programs that work in none of the existing languages. (No one had created a "niloglot" yet.)
 
@A_ but what about programs that are polyglots?
 
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11:21 AM
I get it, monoglots work in exactly one language and give the correct result, thus making them very impractical (you will never know whether your program works in another language).
Polyglots are programs that work in exactly many languages. I believe many does not mean 1 here, I assume they aren't monoglots.
Let's see how many people can answer it. CMC : Make your monoglot - Create a program that outputs hello, world to the console. The catch is that your program has to work only in the language that you write your program in.
Forgot to specify, you only need to check your program against languages on Try It Online.
Starting with the same character as the first character of your language. Sorry for posting so many times, I am just too busy.
 
verifying the validity of any submission is going to be a nightmare
 
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11:42 AM
05AB1E and /// programmers will be having an easy time.
 
@A_ SOGL, 7 bytes. haven't checked all languages, but it should be ok as long as i don't hit langs specifically for hello worlds
 
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12:04 PM
I should have made it add two numbers from input. Nevermind, people have already seen it.
 
 
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2:28 PM
Surround the text with braces. VSCode, 4 keystrokes: <End><Shift><Home>{
 
3:18 PM
@A_ Do variants of a language (same name but flavour in parenthesis) count as a single language?
 
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Yes they do.
 
@A_ Yeah, that'd have been a better challenge, but anyway: APL, 15: ⊣'hello, world' Try it online!
I'm fairly sure will mess up all other languages.
 
3:44 PM
@A_ Working only on a language is kind-of an unobservable requirement
Ah, you restrict to TIO. But still...
 
@LuisMendo Not if the domain is limited to TIO. Ninja'd
 
That makes it observable, but very hard to observe
 
Makes it non-self-contained.
 
@LuisMendo Could easily be automated. In fact, I already have code that can do that.
 
@Adám Good idea. But TIO is going to feel a little loaded :-)
 
3:48 PM
@LuisMendo I actually doubt it'll be noticeable. The overhead of network communications will drown the actual load, especially as many languages will immediately error. However, it may take 10 minutes to verify each attempt…
 
 
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6:37 PM
is vscode the best ide these days? I mostly code in python
 
I like Pycharm
 
have you tried both?
also: sudo snap install pycharm-community
error: This revision of snap "pycharm-community" was published using classic confinement and thus
may perform arbitrary system changes outside of the security sandbox that snaps are usually
confined to, which may put your system at risk.
that's a little worrying!
 
6:55 PM
CMS: You now have to write a moderately complex program. Someone in about 30 years will dig out a file with your source code, and your task is to maximize the probability that they are still able to run it with minimal effort. What do you do?
 
Java
 
7:29 PM
@Anush it seems there is an interpreter for perl, do you think that will still be easily foundin 30 years?
 
the interpreter probably not to be fair
it will just be easy to write one
scipy.optimize.minimize is driving me crazy....
as in I can't work out how to use it
 
well I wouldn't consider writing an interpreter as "minimal effort"
 
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Q: Implement the 2D Hadamard Transform

HiddenBabelThe Hadamard transform works similarly to the Fourier transform: it takes a vector and maps it to its frequency components, which are the Walsh functions. Instead of sine waves in the Fourier transform, the Walsh functions are discrete "square waves" so to speak. This makes it easier to compute. ...

 
@flawr fair point
 
@flawr "a file with your source code" implies that files still exist, so either C∩C++ or JS (following a concrete & small part of their corresponding standards that'd pretty much never change) as there's pretty much a 0% chance that either won't available
 
7:44 PM
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A: Loopholes that are forbidden by default

Sara JInput-dependent I/O formats For example, for a hypothetical challenge where the output could only ever be two or eleven, submitting the python program lambda x:print"11" and claiming that it outputs in unary for certain inputs and in decimal for other inputs should not be allowed, even though...

 
@dzaima I like the idea of using just a part of a language that probably isn't gonna change or stayed the same for a long time
 
8:35 PM
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Q: Length-terminated sequences

Sara JWe all know the age-old debate - should strings be length-prefixed or should they be null-terminated? Well, you've run into a blob of binary data and apparently whoever made it decided that the best solution would be a compromise and length-terminated their strings. For the purposes of this chal...

 
8:52 PM
considering submitting the following challenge
you have a clock with hands at certain degrees
you need to find how rotated the clock is
 
9:19 PM
@flawr found a counterexample to this statement=)
 
@Riker they just aren't convolving hard enough!
 
 
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10:48 PM
 
@flawr transpile to Brainfuck
 
11:13 PM
@mınxomaτ How similar was it to Chinese Checkers?
 
@JoKing hopping
 
11:36 PM
@cairdcoinheringaahing Thanks for the edit!
 

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