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12:27 AM
@Simd if you think about it really hard the last person has a slightly higher chance of not getting kicked out but its marginal
 
12:39 AM
@Simd no, the fact that A, B, C and D will have picked buttons first doesn't change E's expectation of a bad button. of course, if you reveal their buttons first then E will have a different expectation from his choice but his expected expectation is still 5%
 
 
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6:21 AM
@RydwolfPrograms There are good reasons to allow some small amount of leeway - precise timing or floating point imprecision generally
 
 
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8:13 AM
Guys, the layout changed for chat, at least on mobile.
 
 
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12:00 PM
Hi! I posted a new challenge in the sandbox: Write the date in abbreviated Latin
 
12:10 PM
So the BOM is 2 bytes but decodes as 0 characters. So you could encode unary as only using BOM bytesequences you can write any arbitrary program using 0 chars
 
12:57 PM
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A: Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

Stefcode-golf number natural-language Read a French number We have Spell out numbers in French, Translate numbers to French and Telling time in French, but we were missing the reverse: Challenge Read a French expression, and output the corresponding integer. Input In true French, a French number expr...

 
We don't really need challenges to write numbers in every possible language
 
One universal translation challenge: take language and number and print
Close all further challenges as dupes :p
 
@mousetail This is not about writing, it's about reading
 
It's the same thing
There are not bad in principle we just have so many of them already and they are all basically the same
 
If you can write, you can easily read through brute force
 
1:03 PM
Vyxal probably has a builtin for converting a read function to a write function by brute force
 
You mean the other way around?
 
okay, what about writing the date in latin? this one definitely doesn't work like a normal number system
 
@mousetail There's a "write English number" built in which can be hooked up to a "find first number where condition true" function if that's what you mean
@Stef that's definitely different yes
 
It's also basically the same
 
 
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4:05 PM
Any final feedback? Ideally, I'd like to get a couple interesting test cases, but they're hard to construct
 
 
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5:31 PM
@emanresuA But allowing a specific amount of leeway just makes it annoying; it's super hard to prove the float imprecision will be above or below that amount
We usually just assume float imprecision is nonexistent
 
 
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9:10 PM
@RydwolfPrograms I usually like to include a generous leeway specifically so languages without floating points can complete.
 
9:37 PM
Thanks stackoverflow
Very cool.
Also,
 
9:53 PM
As someone who spends most of their time on a network that blocks Imgur, this'll be great.
 
already saw it, heehoo
@ATaco this too, actually
@lyxal 💀
 
@lyxal now im wondering what you were granted access
oh
i see
 
 
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11:43 PM
@ATaco Wdym by "without floating point"?
Like some other rational/real type, or fixed, or ints?
No matter which of those you mean I don't see how that changes it
"The algorithm should work if you assume the number type is perfectly precise" works best
 

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