# Tagged Questions

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

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### Make the longest cat program [closed]

There's been challenges for the shortest cat program, but as far as I know, there hasn't been any for the longest one. A cat program is a program that copies its input to its output. Here's an ...
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### Pi Bowling to 10 in 10 [closed]

Your Goal: Estimate pi to at least 10 decimal places. The format is your choice - it can output as a number, as a string, as an output to STDOUT, etc. Seems easy, right? But wait, it's not as simple ...
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### Cops and Robbers bowling (Robbers)

Robbers' Thread In this challenge, your goal is to crack some code written by the Cops (their code is here) by modifying it. You have cracked their code if: Your modified code has a maximum ...
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### Cops and Robbers bowling (Cops)

Cops' Thread In this challenge, your goal is to write a function that accepts a integer N, and that function will return the first N primes. However, you must do this in the most characters possible....
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### The Bowlers-Golfers Fraction War

Introduction Let's start by arranging all fractions from 0 to 1 in order of lowest denominator, then lowest numerator: 1/2, 1/3, 2/3, 1/4, 3/4, 1/5, 2/5, 3/5, 4/5, 1/6, 5/6, 1/7... Note that ...
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### Negate a number

You are to accept, on standard input, one number. You will then output the negation of that number. Your code will do nothing else. You may accept various formats if you wish (like "one" or ("uno+2....
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### Hello world with a twist

Your goal: to write a piece of code that will result in the classic result of "Hello, world!" being printed to STDOUT or equivalent. Rules: Code must be entirely in printing ASCII. All code must be ...
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### Write a Vim command that reads as English text [closed]

Once you grok vi, your muscle memory learns tricks like ggVGx to delete all the text in a file. Trouble is, ggVGx is not an English word, so it makes a terrible mnemonic. This challenge is about ...
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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 [closed]

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 [closed]

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 as ...
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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. ...