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11:00 PM
(thanks to my numbertheory professor i still know these by heart....)
 
Was your number theory professor a satanist by any chance?
 
Hey @EᴀsᴛᴇʀʟʏIʀᴋ Wanna play some portal?
 
can't
2 reasons:
wifi sucks
 
@quartata Not sure. But he did establish the alphabet abc conjecture.
 
11:02 PM
and I'm supposed to be writing
 
@EᴀsᴛᴇʀʟʏIʀᴋ oh, did you just start school?
 
Portal 1 or 2?
 
2 is the only coop one
we both have completed each though
 
@flawr David Masser?
 
@DJMcMayhem no, next wednesday
 
11:03 PM
Could be a speedrunning race or so
 
@quartata How did you know? XD
 
it's a long story, basically they are gifts
 
Well I know there was two guys and a google showed that he taught in Switzerland
 
Anyways that's pretty cool
 
11:04 PM
@DJMcMayhem once I finish, i'll see how laggy I am.
 
OK, maybe later than
 
He has a great sense of humour. =)
He also taught me to reduce fractions like 6 4/1 6 = 4/1 = 4
3
 
@flawr That's a projecteuler problem as well
 
11:07 PM
Any current CMCs?
 
What's a cmc
 
@ThreeFx CMC (Chat Mini-Challenge)
 
5 mins ago, by ThreeFx
Could be a speedrunning race or so
 
@El'endiaStarman Completed tree is 121 megabytes
 
@DJMcMayhem that's actually a pretty good idea.
Maybe portal 1?
 
11:08 PM
Will finish tweaking the bot in a few moments
 
@EᴀsᴛᴇʀʟʏIʀᴋ ???
Speedrunning?
 
Racing each other? That could be fun!
 
Do you know the routes?
 
11:10 PM
No
I would probably just go straight through it
 
If you're going to race use SRL
 
@DJMcMayhem yeah
@quartata okay
@DJMcMayhem same
 
Also, I think something might be off with the reply detection because this is how many replies this one message has:
 
Holy shit, it's too long
Gotta pastebin it
Who knew ._. was such a popular message
 
11:12 PM
holy shit
TFW an unregisted user, from 1 answer, has 1.3k
 
As far as I can tell it's this message:
Feb 14 at 2:07, by Alex A.
._.
Which makes sense. Alex gets a lot of pings
 
That's the replies to all the messages consisting of the text, "._." ?
 
No.
Oh, yeah
Der
I totally forgot
 
> 'WTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF‌​FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF‌​FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF‌​FFFF',
 
11:15 PM
Messages that are identical get merged
No wonder. What an idiot I am.
 
And yet something like That's interesting gets no matches
 
Don't think so.
That would only give it a score of one at any rate
 
also, that long wtf has no matches
 
11:16 PM
Needs more dots at the end.
 
Huh, no apostrophe did get a match
['Thats interesting!', ['I was hoping it would be good for golfing, but as it turns out, its terrible ATM.']]
Ohhhh
 
Laziness
 
It's because of the HTML entities
 
Or that. Yeah, let's go with that.
 
I'll reparse the transcript again then
this time I'll do html.unescape
 
11:17 PM
hm
Nov 19 '15 at 2:56, by Doorknob
or to anyone but people who are new to the internet, really :P
that's in the list of ._. replies
it's not a reply
 
They aren't just based on replies
 
oh okay
@quartata what are they based on then?
 
A few heuristics
Lemme see what caused that one
 
I'm about to post this:
2
A: Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

DJMcMayhemWhat base is this number in? code-golf math base-conversion Here's a seemingly trivial challenge that is more challenging than it first seems: Given a string that represents a number in an unknown base, determine the lowest possible base that number might be in. The string will only conta...

Do you think I should allow unary output?
 
If none of the other bases are bijective, why would you have bijective base 1?
 
11:27 PM
@DJMcMayhem why is that hard?
it's the max index of the string [0-9a-z]?
 
Oh I thought you meant unary input.
 
@EᴀsᴛᴇʀʟʏIʀᴋ Cause the turtle told me
6 hours ago, by trichoplax
It's definitely not as simple as it first appears
idk, I might edit that out
 
hello
 
it's not trivial?
 
i thought it was just map to value and get max
 
Well, what would your solution be?
 
It has potential for nice tricks:
6 hours ago, by quartata
>x{x.chars.max.next} in Ruby then
 
It would be pretty easy in some golfing languages, but I don't think it would be easy in python
 
@ASCII-only Me too, until I realised I was wrong...
 
11:30 PM
@DJMcMayhem max index in the list
 
@trichoplax how
 
@trichoplax how doesn't that work?
 
@EᴀsᴛᴇʀʟʏIʀᴋ Not sure how that would work
 
Off by 1
 
max index?
 
11:30 PM
then max index - 1?
 
idk where you get index from tbh
 
@EᴀsᴛᴇʀʟʏIʀᴋ The max index of 4815162342 is 2. The correct answer is 9
 
^
 
@trichoplax pre-offset by 1
 
@DJMcMayhem I meant the largest digit/letter in the string, and it's position in a list
 
11:32 PM
"a list?"
 
a list = list of base digits, 0123456789 etc
 
Exactly. The largest digit is 8, and it's position is 2.
Sorry, 1
 
0 indexing and all that
 
@DJMcMayhem no
 
11:32 PM
you mean the list [0..9,'a'..'z']
 
@ThreeFx also A..Z
 
What's the shortest way of generating 0-9,a-z in python?
 
> The string will only contain 0-9, a-z
 
list(map(chr,range(97,123)))
 
11:33 PM
Is output in base 36 allowed?
 
^
then it becomes lambda x:max(x)
 
@EᴀsᴛᴇʀʟʏIʀᴋ Not that simple
That's what my answer did
 
@DJMcMayhem Why do you say it's harder than it seems? Isn't it just determining the maximum digit and adding one?
 
You have to increment by one
 
max + 1
 
11:34 PM
oh true
that's still not too hard though
 
>>> list(map(chr,range(97,123)))
['a', 'b', 'c', 'd', 'e', 'f', 'g', 'h', 'i', 'j', 'k', 'l', 'm', 'n', 'o', 'p', 'q', 'r', 's', 't', 'u', 'v', 'w', 'x', 'y', 'z']
>>>
 
And that opens up a can of worms because of how ASCII is laid out
9 + 1 is :
 
This ^
 
@DJMcMayhem yeah, i wasn't really replying to you
 
My answers works in (weird) bijective base 35: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, B, C, D, ...
abusing the fact that "9".next is 10 in Ruby for some reason and "A".next is B
 
11:35 PM
Yeah, but that's fixed in 99% of all golfing languages by having a convert from a to 10 and so on
 
what's the output for the string "asd"?
 
t
 
lambda x:['a',chr(ord(max(x))+1)][max(x)!='9']
 
or whatever that is (20?)
 
@EᴀsᴛᴇʀʟʏIʀᴋ 29
 
11:36 PM
oh yeah, plus whatever before
 
lambda x:int(max(x),36)+1 works i think?
 
yep, should
 
Oh, that's better
 
@ASCII-only That's a fantastic solution
 
lambda x:int(max(x),36)+1 I mean.
 
11:38 PM
triple ninja
my deepest condolences to you
 
I was referring to your deleted message.
 
Idk, should I post it?
 
Yes. Does anyone second?
 
question: what sound does è make in french? idk IPA and all google answers give me IPA
 
Would it be more interesting with base conversion banned?
 
11:42 PM
@Downgoat I know some IPA. What does the IPA say?
 
@LuisMendo /e/, /ɛ/, and /ə/
 
@DJMcMayhem Avoid banning things mostly
 
@DJMcMayhem idk, it would certainly be longer
since you'll need to make the list yourself
 
@Downgoat /e/ is between English "bed" and "bid". /ɛ/ is "bed". /ə/ is the "a" in "sofa"
 
34
A: Things to avoid when writing challenges

xnorDo X without Y This isn't always bad, but it's been a particular trap for beginners, so be careful. In the past, there were popular questions about doing a simple task but with the obvious method banned: Produce the number 2014 without any numbers in your source code How to write a C program ...

 
11:43 PM
@Downgoat Yeah, it's short e
 
@quartata so like "eh"?
 
Yeah, I think that's the closest.
 
@LuisMendo hm ok
 
@Downgoat Also, if you happen so speak Spanish, /e/ is Spanish "e". It's a little more closed than the English "e" in "bed"
 
@Downgoat do you think you can help me make a scoreboard for something?
 
11:46 PM
@LuisMendo all spanish I know: "hola", "no hablo espanol", "burrito", "taco", "salsa", "guacamole", "enchilada", "fajita"
@RohanJhunjhunwala yeah, sure. (though im a little busy rn)
 
don't forget carnitas
 
@βετѧΛєҫαγ TIl that's spanish
 
@Downgoat Haha. No swear words? Inconceivable!
 
11:47 PM
@Downgoat ok if you do get a chance when your less busy its for this challenge (warning some self promotion ahead) codegolf.stackexchange.com/questions/90593/…
 
WTF... the F# compiler compiles my code if I give a certain variable a 1-letter name, but errors if I give it a 2-letter name.
 
what 2-letter name?
 
Any one I try.
 
what error is thrown?
 
dont question it
 
11:51 PM
OK guys let's play a game
 
just go with the flaw
 
0
A: Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

βετѧ ΛєҫαγExploring 10-Rep Questions code-golf internet Introduction As it happens, someone put forward the idea that, since PPCG has graduated, up votes on questions should be worth 10 rep. As a result, I started wondering how much rep I would have if it had always been 10 rep. Challenge Given a PPCG...

 
You tell me an identifier and I tell you if it compiles with the variable named that.
 
@NewSandboxedPosts Jeez, you took your time
 
@feersum what compile error is thrown though?
anIdentifier maybe?
 
11:52 PM
error FS0588: Block following this 'let' is unfinished. Expect an expression.
anIdentifier: Failed.
Next!
 
hmm, do you mind posting the context of the error?
 
Not worth it.
 
@feersum this doesn't apply, correct? stackoverflow.com/questions/7367431/…
 
I'm serious, the only thing I'm changing is a single identifier that is not used elsewhere.
More suggestions!
 
feersum post your code
 
11:54 PM
the thing is, it's probably actually a syntax error
 
(self contained compilable example)
 
@ASCII-only It's really irritating when you pretend to be an expert in languages you don't even know.
 
i'm not pretending to be an expert, i'm sorry if i sound like it
but you shouldn't expect helpful help if you only post the error
 
11:57 PM
It really compiles if I name the variable m, q, t, x or z but not with any longer names I've tried.
All right all right, I'll post it.
 
Yo, @EᴀsᴛᴇʀʟʏIʀᴋ
 
Hello @EᴀsᴛᴇʀʟʏIʀᴋ and @NathanMerrill!
 
hallo
i... never left
 
it may be a problem with indentation/things lining up?
 
11:59 PM
It said you just came in...
 
The variable in question is currently named uz (doesn't compile).
 

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