# 45 degree quine [closed]

A very simple golf this time, but should be fun to do.

# Challenge

Output your code, but rotated 45 (or -45) degrees. E.g:

lorem ipsum dolor sit amet

becomes

t
e
m
a

t
i
s

r
o
l
o
d

m
u
s
p
i

m
e
r
o
l

This logic follows for newlines, too:

lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur adipiscing

becomes

t
e
m
a
g
t n
i i
s c
s
r i
o p
l i
o d
d a

m r
u u
s t
p e
i t
c
m e
e s
r n
o o
l c

Of course, the difficulty is that you have to output your own code in this format.

# Scoring

Find position b (the amount of bytes in your code). on the X-axis of the formula $$\y=\left(\frac{b}{8}-15\right)^2-n\$$ (given n is the number of newlines). The lower the score, the better. Newlines are encouraged, as they made rendering it harder. Also, -15 bonus points for doing -45 degrees, as opposed to 45. My examples were -45 degrees.

# Rules

• Standard loopholes apply.
• There must be a space between one line of code and the next, if you choose to do so
• Every line must be at least 5 characters long.
• Newlines cannot be replaced with '\n'. Tabs should be replaced with two spaces.
• Every line must do something; when removed, the program must not work
• No trailing newlines (unless for an implicit return) or no-ops.
• Blank newlines should be rendered with a space in its place (you can assume its a line of contents ' ')
• What does "There must be a space between one line of code and the next, if you choose to do so" mean? – dfeuer Mar 1 '19 at 23:23
• Also, the scoring system seems to mean that there's no point to having code under 120 bytes? – Jo King Mar 2 '19 at 1:28
• How does the scoring work? I feel like I did it wrong, I hv=ave the smallest byte count, but the highest score? My program fits all of the rules too! I feel like I'm missing something here... – KrystosTheOverlord Mar 2 '19 at 3:48
• Just FYI, this isn't code-golf anymore, it's code-challenge, since the criterion isn't strictly lowest byte count. – Rɪᴋᴇʀ Mar 2 '19 at 4:32
• I think what @dfeuer meant was whether the space between characters was optional or not, since you specify the conflicting statements There must be a space and if you choose to do so – Jo King Mar 2 '19 at 11:15

# Gol><>, 120 bytes, score 0

sP#|oao|o FLFl                                                                                                        "

Adding a ton of no-ops makes my score really low, so I'm just going to go with it even though it hurts my heart to see so many no-ops doing absolutely nothing :(

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golfed answer, 16 bytes, Score : 152?!

sP#|oao|o FLFl"

Wow, that is much smaller and more correct than my previous answer!!! (my other ones were backwards!)

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• try adding no-ops till your byte count is 120, you'll have a score of 0 – Embodiment of Ignorance Mar 2 '19 at 4:01
• You can get a negative score if you combined no-ops with new lines – Embodiment of Ignorance Mar 2 '19 at 4:09
• @EmbodimentofIgnorance So basically if I am patient enough, and have enough time to waste, I can get an ridiculously low score?! – KrystosTheOverlord Mar 2 '19 at 4:11
• That is exactly what I'm saying, and why the current scoring system is broken. – Embodiment of Ignorance Mar 2 '19 at 4:12
• @EmbodimentofIgnorance I feel like the scoring should just be based off of bytes, and perhaps penalties for trailing newlines, rather than this weird equation – KrystosTheOverlord Mar 2 '19 at 4:15

# C# (Visual C# Interactive Compiler), Score 50.765625

var s="var s={0}{1}{0};for(int i=0;;)WriteLine(new String(' ',i)+string.Format(s,(char)34,s)[i++]);";for(int i=0;;)WriteLine(new String(' ',i)+string.Format(s,(char)34,s)[i++]);

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Also prints to STDERR, if this is invalid I will change it.

# Japt -S, 25 bytes, Score: 116

25Çî iRiZgQi"25Çî iRiZgQi

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# Perl 6, Score -14

<+map
{say(
~($_,) .indent($++))
},[Z]
"<$_>[]~~ .EVAL#1234567" .words .map:{ .fmt( "%-14s" ).comb }>[]~~ .EVAL#1234567 Try it online! New solution since my old one (below) might (?) be invalidated by the new rules. The output looks like: < { ~ .$ } " . . . . " ) } .
+ s ( i + , < E w m f % . > E
m a $n + [$ V o a m - c [ V
a y _ d ) Z _ A r p t 1 o ] A
p ( , e ) ] > L d : ( 4 m ~ L
) n     [ # s {   s b ~ #
t     ] 1       "     1
(     ~ 2             2
~ 3             3
4             4
5             5
6             6
7             7
"

I'm not sure if this is valid output since there's no example of a normal 45 degree quine in the question itself (this one is mirrored as well as rotated).

# Perl 6, Score: -8

<+map {say .indent($++),' 'x($++ <5)*16},"<\$_>~~.EVAL".comb#123>>~~.EVAL

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Pads the code by 8 lines of 5 space characters, and then adds trailing spaces to the first 5 lines.

• Doesn't this break the rule Every line must be at least 5 characters long? – Emigna Mar 2 '19 at 9:30
• @Emigna Ah, missed that. Fixed – Jo King Mar 2 '19 at 11:00
• Nice! If this program is -14 bytes, I can just download it over and over again! Free storage! – Redwolf Programs Mar 3 '19 at 4:50
• @Redwolf This isn't code-golf, the score is from a (rather bad) formula which goes negative with enough newlines – Jo King Mar 3 '19 at 5:42

# Charcoal, 40 bytes, score 100

≔´α´↗´´´≔´Ｆ´α´↗´⁺´´´´´ι´↗´αα↗´≔Ｆα↗⁺´´ι↗α

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Based off the standard Charcoal quine

• 37 bytes: ≔´α´↶´¹´´´≔´Ｆ´α´⁺´´´´´ι´αα↶¹´≔Ｆα⁺´´ια – Neil Mar 2 '19 at 11:13
• @Neil Technically, you're just making the score worse :o – Jo King Mar 2 '19 at 11:16
• The reason for this is that making really short quines isn't really much of a challenge any more, so instead the longer it is the higher the score (for a little while) – Geza Kerecsenyi Mar 2 '19 at 19:52
• @GezaKerecsenyi Yeah that's not going to work... basically every single quine under our definition is payload-capable so they can be lengthened arbitrarily – ASCII-only Mar 2 '19 at 22:32
• Couldn't you add no-ops to make your score smaller (like spaces)? – MilkyWay90 Mar 3 '19 at 4:28