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1, 2, Fizz, 4, Buzz

Introduction In our recent effort to collect catalogues of shortest solutions for standard programming exercises, here is PPCG's first ever vanilla FizzBuzz challenge. If you wish to see other ...
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Print a 10 by 10 grid of asterisks

Background This is a standard textbook example to demonstrate for loops. This is one of the first programs I learnt when I started learning programming ~10 years ago. Task You are to print this exact ...
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Shortest code to produce infinite output

Write the shortest code you can that produces an infinite output. That's all. You code will only be disqualified if it stops producing output at some point. As always in code golf, the shortest code ...
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Without using numbers, get the highest salary you can. But don't exaggerate!

As I'm applying for some jobs whose job advert doesn't state the salary, I imagined a particularly evil interviewer that would give the candidate the possibility to decide their own salary ...by "...
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Simple cat program

One of the most common standard tasks (especially when showcasing esoteric programming languages) is to implement a "cat program": read all of STDIN and print it to STDOUT. While this is named after ...
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Print every character your program doesn't have

Your task is to build a program (using only printable ASCII characters and/or tabs and newlines) that prints out exactly the characters in the printable ASCII space (...
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Sing Happy Birthday to your favourite programming language

Your favourite programming language has just had a birthday. Be nice and sing it the Happy Birthday song. Of course you should accomplish this by writing a program in that language. The program takes ...
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"DDoouubbllee ssppeeaakk!!"

Super simple challenge today, or is it? I feel like we've heard a fair bit about double speak recently, well let's define it in a codable way... Double speak is when each and every character in a ...
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Covfefify a string

In this challenge, you must take a string matching the regex ^[a-zA-Z]+$ or whatever is reasonable (you don't have to consider uppercase or lowercase letters if you ...
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105 answers
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Loading... Forever

Your challenge is to make an infinite loading screen, that looks like this: Or, to be more specific: Take no input. Output Loading..., with a trailing space, but ...
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Print 0 to 100 without 1-9 characters

Print integers 0 to 100 (inclusive) without using characters 123456789 in your code. Separator of numbers can be comma or white space (by default <blank>, <...
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The Mystery String Printer (Cops)

The robbers thread can be found here: The Mystery String Printer (Robbers) Your challenge Write a program, function, or REPL script that prints a string to STDOUT. The robbers will try to create a ...
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N(e(s(t))) a string

To "function nest" a string, you must: Treat the first character as a function, and the following characters as the arguments to that function. For example, if the input string was ...
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It took me a lot of time to make this, pls like. (YouTube Comments #1)

Hold up..... this isn't trolling. Background These days on YouTube, comment sections are littered with such patterns: ...
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The vanilla factorial challenge

Task Given a non-negative integer \$n\$, evaluate the factorial \$n!\$. The factorial is defined as follows: $$ n!=\begin{cases}1 & n=0\\n\times(n-1)!&n>0\end{cases} $$ Rules All default I/...
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