The main objective of the challenge is pretty simple, this is an answer chaining contest, where you have to serially print numbers from 1. That means User 1's answer will print
1, then User 2's answer will print
2 and so on. But there are some rules to make the contest tougher.
You can't use the characters of the source code used in the previous answer.
Use of comments in your code is disallowed.
You cannot post 2 answers in a row, let me explain, suppose you have written answer no. 5, now you cannot write answer no. 6, you have to wait someone to post a valid answer no. 6 (That prints
6without using characters in answer no. 5), and after that you can write a valid answer no. 7 following the rules.
Program cannot take input or access internet.
Standard loopholes apply.
You can have leading/trailing newlines but not whitespaces (except newline) in the output.
This is not code-golf challenge, so there is a custom objective scoring criteria. Try to make your score higher.
Each answer's initial score is 1. (Only chain beginning answer has score 0).
For each distinct byte you use, your score is increased by the number of distinct bytes. That means if your number of distinct bytes is
6, then your score increases by
1+2+3+4+5+6, and if your number of distinct bytes is
7, then your score increases by
1+2+3+4+5+6+7and so on.
You have to calculate distinct byte difference with the previous answer, and add/subtract score using the 2nd rule. So if byte difference is
3then you will get a
+1+2+3score, or if
-3(Previous answer has 3 more distinct bytes than yours), then
For each 1 to 9th byte
-1, from 10th to 19th byte
-2for each byte, from 20th to 29th byte
-3for each byte and so on.
A total example:
# Answer Number. Language Name, x Bytes, y Distinct bytes, Score: Z source code (TIO/Any other interpreter link) -> Not required, but preferred
1. Powershell, x Bytes, y Distinct Bytes, Score: Z ......
Winner will be determined after 30 days, winner is determined by total score. But users are welcome to continue the chain after that!
Suppose you have three answers with score
33,16,78 then your total score will be
And there is two special prizes from me after 30 days:
- +150 bounty for the winner.
- +50 bounty for the single answer with highest score! (Such as man of the match in Cricket)