Code-bowling is a competition to solve a particular (usually simple) problem in the most bytes or complexity.

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Longest code to reduce words [closed]

Write a code in your favorite language which reduces words To first three characters. Input : One word Output : First three letters For example INPUT : ProGramming OUTPUT : Pro INPUT : ...
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How large can you make this function without adding any lines of code that do nothing

public int UndocumentedCode(int a, int b) { while (true) { a -= b; b += a; a = b - a; if (b < a) { ...
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Longest code to add two numbers

Task: I know we can all add two numbers the short way, using +. Your task is to create the longest code you can to add two input numbers. Rules: All of the code must be on topic (don't fill it ...
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LARGEST program to reverse a single line from stdin with no redundant code

The biggest program that reads a single line (terminated by your choice from NULL/CR/LF/CRLF) from stdin, reverses it, then prints it to stdout. No redundant code [code which could safely be deleted] ...
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Write the longest program that prints the date of tomorrow

I would like to propose a new kind of challenge: Anti Code Golf! (as anti-golf, not anti-code). The idea is to write the longest program you can write to do something. That would be Code Bowling, as ...
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Creating a quine in as many characters as possible

A code-bowling is not the same as a code-golf, in a Code-Bowling, you should solve the challenge in as many characters as possible. The goal of this Code-Bowling is to create a quine in as many ...
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Same code shape and output shape [closed]

I am not sure if this is possible. I have tried it and couldn't make it work at all, but I am being hopeful. If this is not possible please flag this question and I will promptly delete it. ...
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Build a program with one simple GOTO

Your task is to build the largest program you can that uses exactly one GOTO, without which the entire program (or at least a huge chunk of it) must be completely restructured. The score is counted ...
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Write ASCII-Art Obfuscated Code, read as, and resulting in: “DFTBA”

The challenge is to write the most elaborate code, embedded in ASCII art that reads and prints "DFTBA". For example, the following reads DFTBA: oooooooooo. oooooooooooo ooooooooooooo oooooooooo. ...
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Most complex “Hello world” program you can justify

Your boss asks you to write a "hello world" program. Since you get paid for lines of code, you want to make it as complex as possible. However if you just add nonsense lines, or obviously useless or ...
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Sort a list of numbers

About Code-Bowling: In golf, you try to get the lowest score (smallest application, most elegant, etc). In Bowling, you try to get the highest score. So if you follow, the goal of a Code-Bowling ...