I really quite like the Code Golf challenges on Stack Exchange, but most of my answers to date have been for the Commodore 64 as I live in a PHP world and like the escapism/limitations of certain dialects of BASIC.

Would it be acceptable to set up similar challenges here? This could include one-liners as well.



As much as I like Programming Puzzles and Code Golf, this site is not the place to ask such questions. They are not a Q&A site, and we are, which is a big indication that the scopes are different.

Your proposed challenges would be on-topic for PPCG. If you write it well enough, you can only accept answers from languages that were created within a certain time-frame, which would have a similar effect to asking here (if such things were allowed).

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    As I'm unable to talk about the retro computing that interests me here (unless I have a specific question, or know an answer to someone else's question), I'd encourage some of the people here to give the Code Golf a go for their favourite old computers. Feb 13 '17 at 17:43
  • @ShaunBebbers You can always take it to Retrocomputing Chat, or write something for the blog.
    – wizzwizz4 Mod
    Feb 13 '17 at 18:17
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    I would agree with this but suggest something further. Some sites, like Genealogy, hold a monthly chat challenge. You could try suggesting such a challenge in our chat to see how it goes. I'm not sure if it would be successful but it may be worth a try.
    – Chenmunka Mod
    Feb 13 '17 at 18:43
  • @Chenmunka That sounds like a good answer, or perhaps a further meta question (Retrocomputing Chat isn't active enough at the moment to be asked things).
    – wizzwizz4 Mod
    Feb 13 '17 at 19:11
  • @wizzwizz4: I thought that, if it goes well, it could perk up our chat room a bit. I'm not sure we're up to the standards of meta.genealogy.stackexchange.com/q/1898/2663 yet but we can see.
    – Chenmunka Mod
    Feb 13 '17 at 19:41
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    +1 for the giant "No.". Have you ever seen The Burbs? When Bruce Dern asks that guy if he's Slovak and he responds "NO.". Your answer reminds me of that. LOL
    – cbmeeks
    Feb 24 '17 at 18:30
  • @cbmeeks I haven't seen that film, but it looks interesting. I've seen quite a few films of a similar genre, and they're often not done well imo. (But this is off-topic for the comment thread!)
    – wizzwizz4 Mod
    Feb 24 '17 at 18:43

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