5:53 AM
CMC: find out how many `f`s PPCG has defined

6:15 AM
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Input: You are given two numbers n and m. Create the snail: Fill an n * n grid with the numbers from 1 to n * n, starting at the top left, going clockwise to the middle like this (for n = 3): 1 2 3 4 5 16 17 18 19 6 15 24 25 20 7 14 23 22 21 8 13 12 11 10 9 Calculate the sum of the neig...

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6:05 PM
@zoomlogo Are we guaranteed all the parentheses in the string will match? Will the string ever contain characters that aren't parentheses?

6:31 PM
@DLosc 1. yes, 2. no

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9:03 PM
@Simd A lot of the time, my CMCs are inspired by something I'm doing or thinking about, including stuff I'm programming at the time. But I try to filter for tasks that would be easy and approachable enough to make good CMCs.
I wonder if part of the reason people call your CMCs weirdly specific is because they're related to types of math that most of us don't use on a regular basis. E.g. I also feel that way about some of caird's CMCs.
But I have also posed a CMC that someone called "oddly specific", so... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

and all ascii too lmao
`1WW+_`

Wrap 1 in two layers of lists and add that to the argument subtracted from itself?

bingo
well not exactly because it's monadic (so the subtraction happens afterwards) but same thing

9:28 PM
@DLosc you make an excellent point, yet again

@UnrelatedString `1ww--` in vyxal
Actually, 4 bytes: `‡a¬€` - fill-by-coordinates(not any)

10:25 PM
@UnrelatedString Ah, interesting.
@Simd Why thank you :)
I suspect the 7-byte Pip solution I said I had was some variation on the same idea, possibly `0*_+^^1`

10:50 PM
CMC: Given a link to a chat message (like `"https://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/65236820#65236820"`), convert it to reply syntax (`":65236820"`).

Regex, 11 bytes: `(:).*?(\d+)`
Result in the capture groups

`(:).*#(\d+)` also works

11:10 PM
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When you leave, my challenges fade to grey, 0A0AE16, 0A0A0AE16... A while ago, I made this programming language (https://esolangs.org/wiki/Dragostea_din_tei) which uses an interesting number system. It is base two for integers, but for decimals it divides a base two integer by a power of ten. The...