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7:00 PM
Or, just go find some answers that deserve downvoting and go -1 rep at a time
 
@OriginalOriginalOriginalVI right, but after it gets deleted, the reputation loss from downvoting would be reverted, and i'd probably get demoted too xD
unless you mean like
for redwolf to post spam. i am wondering if there's a way for me to troll him by offsetting his rep again
 
Suspend him :P
1 rep definitely isn't a multiple of 10 :P
 
I don't recall if I've asked before, but are he/him fine for pronouns for you @RedwolfPrograms
@ChartZBelatedly bruh. i mean, you are correct, i suppose...........
 
@hyper-neutrino After that, you can suggest edits to get more rep!
 
what's the minimum amount of time you can suspend people for?
 
7:02 PM
A week IIRC
 
@hyper-neutrino He/him is fine, yeah
 
Max is 9999 days
 
1 day, I think
 
@ChartZBelatedly What do you mean? It matches the regex 10*. Of course it's a multiple of 10 :P
4
 
7:03 PM
@OriginalOriginalOriginalVI ...50?
:P
 
Doesn't match the regex, sorry :P
 
10* is non-negative powers of 10 :P
 
No, you've got multiple tens when you have a 1 and a bunch of zeroes.
That's how it works, doesn't it? :P
 
I can enter a custom amount of days to suspend for; I think I can just do only 1 day; I know a user has been suspended for exactly three days before
idk the max, but I believe I am not allowed to suspend for more than 365 days
there is a user that was suspended for 275 on SO
years, that is
 
7:04 PM
If MM would load for me, I could tell you :/
Network wide suspensions can be longer than 365 days, but I can't find anything about site-specific ones
 
I don't know about site-specific ones, but IIRC volunteer moderators aren't allowed to suspend for more than a year
 
I suppose you could always try it on someone's account, but not actually suspend them
 
I'd like to volunteer for this experiment.
 
@ChartZBelatedly what exactly do you mean by that?
i wonder if it'd be a problem if i created an alt and suspended it for testing. would definitely have to ask first, but i'm not that curious either way :P
 
Like, go to someone's user page, click the mod button to suspend them, try and enter more than 365 days but don't actually click the "Suspend this user" button
 
7:13 PM
it didn't error when i entered 9999 but it probably isn't checked until i try to go through with it
 
Then a sockpuppet's probably the way to go
 
0
A: Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

mathThe Game of Cat And Mice | With Matrices Challenge This coding challenge is to figure out how many rounds the cat can live. In a \$4\times4\$ matrix, there are a number of mice and exactly 1 cat. Example: $$ \begin{bmatrix} ๐Ÿญ & ๐Ÿญ & ๐Ÿญ & โฌœ \\ โฌœ & ๐Ÿญ & โฌœ & โฌœ \\ โฌœ & โฌœ & ๐Ÿฑ & ๐Ÿญ \\ ๐Ÿญ & ๐Ÿญ & ๐Ÿญ & ๏ฟฝ...

 
@NewSandboxedPosts This is confusing me
 
@ChartZBelatedly forgot we even have °
@OriginalOriginalOriginalVI I think Marmalade was the name of one of the like four things I ended up vaguely trying to design and implement before I actually started on one
 
Half the byte count of this is I/O, which is unfortunate because of how short the regex that actually makes it work is :/
 
7:29 PM
Does JS have a flatMap function?
 
It does, yeah
Oh good idea
Wait no
Bad idea
 
but is it >>=
 
I'm joining with '' the first time, and '\n' the second
So it separates every token thing with a newline
 
Oh wait, are you supposed to take in multiple lines and map each? That's annoying.
 
7:31 PM
Yep :/
 
Can you use replace?
 
Oh good idea
 
Honestly, the actual function is just 40 bytes: d=>d.replace(/(.)\1*/g,g=>g.length+g[0]).
@UnrelatedString Did you ever finish Marmalade?
 
not even remotely
maybe it was what I renamed to Lumber before I abandoned Lumber
 
7:38 PM
wait no yeah Marmalade was just the normal kind of abandoned
it was going to be like
pathologically infixy
 
I have found exactly 2 answers in Jelly that use แน˜: 126999 (which can be shortened to not use it) and 159490
 
What exactly does that mean?
 
@ChartZBelatedly is there no entry on the quine page using โ€œØVโ€แน˜V?
 
oh yeah แน˜ is sort of important for quines
 
Hang on, yeah, it's missed โ€แน˜แน˜ (the shortest Jelly quine)
 
7:42 PM
G is still virtually useless for actual answers (as opposed to formatting output from them)
 
Fixing that bug, it appears in 10 total answers (being used as แน˜ rather than in a string), and 8 of them are quine based :/
 
@ChartZBelatedly how on earth does that work lol
 
wait which two aren't
@rak1507 Jelly's print atoms don't suppress implicit output
 
ohh
 
7:45 PM
and most also don't have a trailing newline
 
@UnrelatedString Wait, sorry, 9 of them are quine based
126999 (linked above) is the only one that doesn't
 
so the only non quine is one of the ones you already linked
which is a polyglot that doesn't have any good reason to use it anyhow
oh yeah good old แธฅ
there's been like one time someone actually pulled แธฅ off hasn't there
 
Hang on, I just refined the string filter and found two more: 93077 and 119577, although both the questions are tagged
 
@UnrelatedString Yeah, IIRC ais' method of optimally mapping strings to integers uses แธฅ
 
7:56 PM
ah, that
 
8:13 PM
So I've just run a kinda cool test: Every week or so, I run this query to download all Jelly answers on the site. I just went through (via a program) every atom, quick and syntax symbol (chain separators) to see how often each of them are used, outside of string literals
โ‚ฌ and $ are by far the most used (in over 1000 answers) and there are 12 atoms that have never been used in an answer on the site: Øแธ‚ ØV Øe Øฤ— Øแบ Æ? Æ¿ ÆฤŠ Æแนข Æฤฟ æC
 
Jelly has three 2-byte thingies? Why not just have one? Are there more than 255 of them?
 
Jelly has 6 different "ligatures" for 2 byte things: ØÆæล’ล“Ð
 
How many 2 byte commands are there?
 
Ø is constants, Ææ are math monads and dyads, ล’ล“ are other monads and dyads, Ð are quicks
@OriginalOriginalOriginalVI 182
 
8:18 PM
That's a lot
Couldn't they still all be grouped under just 1 thingy for atoms and another for quicks?
 
Yeah, but this way you can have ~1500 2 byte commands, where as the other way, you get 4 more one byte commands, but only ~500 2 byte commands
 
current jelly could, but there's way more room to grow with more combo bytes
 
Øa is used in 58 answers, and ØA in 108, that hurts :/
@ChartZBelatedly Interesting that both arccos and arctan have been used, but arcsin hasn't
 
@ChartZBelatedly ØV has been used as an atom plenty, just only within string literals
that is interesting
 
@UnrelatedString Yep. If we count usages inside string literals, then (unsurprisingly) the counts for the single bytes go up. Of those 12, Æ¿, ØV and æC have been used if we count inside string literals
 
8:28 PM
I singled out ØV because it's used in string literals that get evaluated
 
Oh yeah, I was just wondering which of the others changed :) I wonder if Æ¿ and æC are just coincidences in compressed strings, or if they were actually used in raw string literals
 
Probably just compression but it would be very funny if not
 
Not quite compression: code page indices base-250 integers
So the atoms themselves weren't being used :P
 
9:12 PM
Why is type class derivation so hard :(
 
as in like
making your own classes derivable
 
I took a look at that myself like two days ago and I'm left with the impression that it may not actually be possible lmao
 
Wait are we talking about the same thing?
 
in Haskell?
 
9:16 PM
No, Scala
 
okay yeah never mind lmao
 
I'm sure it's just as painful in Haskell, though, compile time stuff is so weird
 
I think I found an extension that adds a derivable Generic class that lets you sort of pretend you can derive other things but that seems way more scuffed than just not bothering with derivation at all
 
What's the extension?
Might come in handy later
 
totally forgot
 
there's only so many extensions in GHC
uhh
 
surprisingly, it's called DeriveGeneric
could not have seen that coming
lmao we got it at the same time
 
The thing is that it's not that hard to do this in Scala 2 with certain libraries, but I switched to Scala 3 specifically because it was supposed to be easier and more natural, and now nothing works โจ
 
9:31 PM
M definitely needs to be updated to match Jelly. This would be 11 bytes if M had ษ— and แบˆ
 
9:54 PM
<insert funny joke informing everyone that I'm awake now here>
 
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Q: How many numbers in a set to represent all up to N as sum of K numbers from that set?

user66554You probably know puzzles of this kind: The post office wants to issue new stamps such that every price between ยข210 and $5 can be represented using at most 2 stamps. What is the minimum number of types of stamps required? (Or similarly: what coins are needed? what weights are needed?) We can g...

 
I just wrote the most cursed golfy HTML/JS combo I've ever seen
Did you know that you can reference an element by it's id in JS? As a variable?
Never do it. The browser will hunt you down and kill you. But it works.
 
wow TIL
 
I wrote all of the HTML I needed, the script tags, and the decompression and drawing algorithms I needed in 287 bytes.
 
TIL you can't use markdown in SE chat profile
very sad
 
10:02 PM
Wrong screenshot
But there's markdown in your SE chat profile thing!
 
no there ain't
there's other ways to italicise redwolf
 
That's evil
 
๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ'๐˜ต ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ
๐™„ ๐™™๐™ค๐™ฃ'๐™ฉ ๐™จ๐™š๐™š ๐™ข๐™–๐™ง๐™ ๐™™๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™ฃ ๐™–๐™ก๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™—๐™ค๐™ก๐™™ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ก๐™ž๐™˜๐™จ ๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™จ๐™–๐™ข๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ข๐™š.
 
you don't?
 
๐“…๐“‡๐‘’๐’ธ๐’พ๐“ˆ๐‘’๐“๐“Ž
 
10:05 PM
That was markdown I used
**_
(or __*)
(or *__)
(or _**)
 
10:23 PM
@pxeger the acronym of your TIO clone is the same as the Australian Tax Office
Are you planning on using it to catch people committing tax fraud?
 
@RedwolfPrograms Wait, how?
 
If you have a <p id="fjlskag"> in your DOM, you can just do fjlskag.textContent and so on
It's bad practice
 
Oh cool
That's pretty useful
@Lyxal <insert reply to your funny joke>
 
@RedwolfPrograms that's why I use it in all my PPCG stack snippets
 
@RedwolfPrograms oh yeah I forgot you could do that. thanks for reminding me, I will go on to commit many heinous crimes against humanity with this knowledge
 
10:36 PM
I love how this community's reply to anything that's bad practice is to use it everywhere
I can just feel the code review people shivering in fear
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@RedwolfPrograms Not anything that's bad practice, just anything that's golfy, which often happens to be bad practice :P
@RedwolfPrograms Not really, I was getting started on Code Review but then turned to the dark side a.k.a. Code Golf.
 
:o
I perfectly sized it
I left exactly 720 bytes of...wait
I think copy+paste broke something
Yep, dropped 7 bytes
Well this is going to be painful
Great, I generated a bunch of compressed stuff but can't copy/paste it
I guess I could make a blob and download it or something
My decoding thing didn't work :(
Hmm, apparently one of the C0 control codes is getting stripped out
$10 it's a problem with \r
Yep
All the \rs are getting stripped out
Luckily I made room to account for extra things I needed to escape
Storing binary data in plain text is so much fun I want to jump out a window
How on earth do the \r characters get stripped out of strings even when I escape them?!
 
10:59 PM
@RedwolfPrograms well you know what they say, opposites attract, which is why our communities are very close and have never had any conflicts or disputes before
 
wait the \r wasnt the issue
oh no
im dumb
there was never a bug
Wait now I'm just confused
 
@RedwolfPrograms You too?
You, HyperNeutrino, and ASCII-only need to work on your self-esteem.
 
@OriginalOriginalOriginalVI <laughter>
 
@hyper-neutrino Have there ever been any conflicts or disputes between CR and CGCC?
 
There was going to be a KotH once
I think
 
11:06 PM
@Lyxal <appropriate reply>
 
@RedwolfPrograms no, you're not "just confused". You're Redwolf Programs. Ffs get it right
 
@RedwolfPrograms A KotH on CR?
 
Between the sites I think
 
@OriginalOriginalOriginalVI <joke based on appropriate reply>
 
11:06 PM
@OriginalOriginalOriginalVI Yeah, it's a fun story actually :P
 
@Lyxal <insert statement commenting on how funny the joke was>
@ChartZBelatedly It didn't happen, though?
 
Obviously, the "rivalry" was a meme for a while until both sites decided to wind it down. Except, in 2017, Christopher tried to start a "friendly challenge", which generally was agreed would not be a good idea
I suggested a "friendlier" version (aimed to be more of a "you try code-golf, we try code-review", but quickly figured that, even if I wanted to put in the effort to run it, it might not even "work", so I dropped the idea
I think that's the "biggest" conflict that's happened, except for Stack Eggs
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Q: When something that was supposed to be fun became not fun

Simon ForsbergStackEgg! What a great invention. Probably the best thing to hit Stack Exchange since the invention of unicoins! Very entertaining game, very fun to play. Many users have probably spent several hours playing this. And April Fool's day is not over yet. However, where there is great inventions the...

 
Wait, what were STack Eggs?
 
The April Fools minigame from 2015
From memory, each site had an "egg". The goal was to "graduate" your eggs (in the style of an SE site). However, it was possible to reset your site's egg back to the initial status, by 2 people voting to do so. Cue PPCG members realising they can "raid" CR and reset their egg so the PPCG had the upper hand
 
11:15 PM
@ChartZBelatedly one of the reasons I like this site
 
2 people isn't a lot
 
@Lyxal A lot of people not on PPCG didn't like it :P
I can understand both sides of the argument tho TBH
> StackEgg is the 2015 April fool from Stack Exchange. It is a game that looks like a Tamagotchi where users can 'pet' their site, through asking, answering, voting, etc.
 
This entire thing is pretty hilarious
 
Why is our site name still ppcg on SEDE?
 
¯\_(ใƒ„)_/¯
Ask the mods to edit it
 
Hmm, I wonder why :P
 
Must be an odd coincidence :P
 
Sadly, this befuddling mystery will forever remain unsolved :P
Yes, my typeclass is finally working!
It's as unstable as a drunk mongoose on a unicycle, but it'll do for now
 
Any reason why specifically a mongoose?
I'd imagine a drunk dog on a unicycle would be just as unstable :P
 
@ChartZBelatedly I had a bike made by that company
Not a unicycle, though
@ChartZBelatedly I disagree
 
11:34 PM
indentation-based markup alternative:
- includes all the same features
- no ugly <>s
- super inconvenient to type
 
it's been way too long since i last had a message on the star board.
 
TBF we've been pretty active when it comes to starring recently
 
Lots of messages with 5+ stars
 
yet none are mine
 
11:36 PM
@OriginalOriginalOriginalVI very
 
Seriously, someone downvoted one of my challenges
Now I'm back to where I was
 
Don't worry, I'll downvote 4 to make it up
 
@OriginalOriginalOriginalVI This is why we need more ROs, to stop such blatant star spam :P
 
No wait, it's just that I repcapped so I got exactly 200 rep so the +2 didn't matter D:
Stupid repcap
 
11:37 PM
@ChartZBelatedly :(
 
suffering from success
 
@RedwolfPrograms Go accept an answer :P
Immune from repcap and it's +2
 
I already have on all my koths
 
Sorry, Lyxal, my star's gone
Say something star-worthy
 
something star-worthy
 
11:39 PM
@Lyxal Standard loophole, sorry
 
@OriginalOriginalOriginalVI I did what you asked me to do
 
Also, I didn't put it in quotes, and this isn't Ruby
 
@Lyxal -1, flagging as not a serious contender :P
 
@Lyxal No, that would be "Say \"something star-worthy\""
 
@OriginalOriginalOriginalVI edited
 
11:40 PM
@Lyxal Still doesn't make much sense
I never put "something star-worthy" in quotes, so you have no reason to believe it is a string literal that you have to repeat exactly.
Shame on you, Lyxal. Your comment has been downvoted.
 
@OriginalOriginalOriginalVI right, but you also didn't specify a language, so you have no reason to assert than Lyxal's interpretation is more incorrect than yours, assuming you have a formal specification for what you intended anyway :P
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Stupid s flag...spent way too long debugging that
 
@OriginalOriginalOriginalVI Charcoal would like a word :P
 
@hyper-neutrino Gah, technicalities!
 
redwolf: I am going to code the greatest code of all time
`s` flag: I'm about to end this programmer's whole career
3
 
11:42 PM
@ChartZBelatedly word
There you go :P
 
Man, the reduction of memes into text, while still maintaining their meaning, is wild :P
 
Oh no, YouTube memes are leaking into The TNB
 
"reduction?" I'd like to disagree there.
Reddit's been leaking here since forever
 
more like purification, like how koolaid powder is not less but more flavorful than the juice derived from it
 
@RedwolfPrograms they always have been.
 
11:44 PM
@hyper-neutrino ^ this
HyperNeutrino captured the essence of the meme. It's not the image but the text that makes it funny.
 
@OriginalOriginalOriginalVI Reddit leaks everywhere, but everyone just pretends it doesn't exist :P
 
Well, sometimes it's the image too.
 
The idea that memes can often be understood without text, or without images, is kinda cool tbh
 
@ChartZBelatedly Is Reddit leaking everywhere, or is everywhere leaking into Reddit?
 
@OriginalOriginalOriginalVI Yes
 
11:45 PM
Sometimes even when it's extremely blurry
 
@OriginalOriginalOriginalVI you have this all wrong. Reddit is simply a subsidiary of the redwolf hivemind
honestly i would have thought you would have remembered this
 
@Lyxal Ah, hence the "red" prefix
 
@OriginalOriginalOriginalVI now you're getting it
 
But what if Reddit == Redwolf? Then everything โˆŠ Reddit
 
Just found this snippet in my code:
def ___(): yield None
Python_Generator = type(___())
beautiful
 
11:49 PM
Why not just Python_Generator = type(i for i in(0,))?
 
because I need the actual type of a generator
 
like a yield generator
 
@ChartZBelatedly oh wow that does wrok
*work
 
11:50 PM
Python is weird when it comes to generators :P
 
yes
I know that
far too well
 
I'd bet JS's generators are weirder
Or rather dumber
I don't know much about them though
 
CMC: Without running it, what does print(i for i in (1, 2, 3)) output in Python 3?
 
sad thing is that maps and filters aren't the same type as i for i in(0,)
@ChartZBelatedly <generator ...>?
 
@Lyxal Yep :P
I remember trying that when I first learnt Python and was confused why it didn't output 1\n2\n3 :P
 
11:53 PM
@ChartZBelatedly there's a reason why I had to write a Generator wrapping class
 
So is foo(i for i in bar) passing a generator or a list to a function foo?
 
A generator
 
Okay, so it's just sugar for creating a generator separately?
 
wow I just tried to write is not as isn't in python
5
 
Suppose so. If bar is an iterable and you need it to be a generator, then that works
 
11:56 PM
if type(rhs) isn't int: instead of if type(rhs) is not int:
 
Use isinstance with types :P
 
Does Python have macros?
 
@OriginalOriginalOriginalVI No, but it's been proposed
 
@ChartZBelatedly except for the fact that I've screwed up the idea of types so much in my code: I've written a type checking function that returns the same type for int and float
this is a golfing language implementation after all
who gives a crap about good practices when it's all about shortness amiright?
 
>>> type(3.5) == int
Yesn't
@Lyxal The interpreter shouldn't be golfed :P
 
11:59 PM
@ChartZBelatedly except you just helped me golf it.
;p
 
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