Like Brainfuck or JSFuck would be efficient in terms of number of characters needed, but what languages would have the highest amount of information per character?

I was thinking of APL and J but there has to be more.

My goal with this question is to find a program that would allow a person with theoretically infinite amounts of computational power output through their fingers a program in the least amount of time possible.


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    \$\begingroup\$ I voted to close this as too broad, since I don't think a question like this is really on-topic anywhere on the stack exchange network. If you were able to provide a way to measure information you might have more luck on one of the other sites, like computer science. But please read their help centre before you post! You may also find that asking for things like this in chat will work better, once you have enough reputation points. \$\endgroup\$ – FryAmTheEggman Jul 19 at 21:50
  • \$\begingroup\$ Probably Jelly, but there’s no real way to objectively measure that, and it doesn’t always win everything—if there was one Objectively Most Efficient Language then this site would be a lot more boring. Also, if you really mean characters and not bytes, then... you could probably just get away with compressing Jelly into Unicode \$\endgroup\$ – Unrelated String Jul 19 at 21:51
  • \$\begingroup\$ This question will be closed because it is not a challenge. I would recommend asking questions like this in chat! \$\endgroup\$ – Stephen Jul 19 at 21:51
  • \$\begingroup\$ You can find a list of all languages designed for code golf here: github.com/ETHproductions/golfing-langs . Of those listed, Jelly, 05AB1E, and Stax are top contenders, with many languages including Canvas and (my newly created language) Sledgehammer also winning sometimes. \$\endgroup\$ – lirtosiast Jul 19 at 21:54
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    \$\begingroup\$ Related \$\endgroup\$ – agtoever Jul 21 at 15:51

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