Suppose a codegolf challenge doesn't count whitespace in the length of your program. Cheat this system by encoding your script into whitespace, and golf a script which decodes and executes embedded whitespace.
s = ' ' for c in '<lots of whitespace>'.split(s): s+=chr(len(c)) exec s
The encoding is to take a script, prepend a newline, and for each character
c in the script, output
ord(c) tabs followed by a space. Prepending a newline is necessary since I'm using Python and I start the script
s with a space.
A complete solution contains a description of the encoding you use (if it's complicated, provide a script), and a 'decode-and-execute' script. Your score is the number of non-whitespace characters in the decode-and-execute script.
Whitespace (the language) is forbidden
Moreover, any language which has a complete set of operators which only use whitespace characters is not allowed: I'll accept the lowest nonzero score.