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Trick or Treat polyglot

Since Halloween is coming up I thought I might start a fun little code golf challenge! The challenge is quite simple. You have to write a program that outputs either ...
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117 votes
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Shortest code that raises a SIGSEGV

Write the shortest code that raises a Segmentation Fault (SIGSEGV) in any programming language.
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Wait, what language is this?

Recently I had the pleasure of writing a Haskell program that could detect if the NegativeLiterals extension was engaged. I came up with the following: ...
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This code errors on *this* and *that*, is it really written in them?

Inspired by I'm not the language you're looking for! Challenge Choose two different programming languages, and write a program that prints the following line to stdout (or equivalent): ...
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Make a Valentine wish with your favourite language [closed]

Write the most creative program to display your Valentine wish to your favorite programming language, in that language. E.g. ...
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Overcoming cluster size

Fed up with the reliability of flash storage, you decided to store all your programs on one of those good old 1,440 KiB floppies. However, after copying not even 3,000 programs, the disk was full. How'...
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Compound Interest... with Wizard Money

Gringotts isn't just a vault, but a reputable financial institution and wizards need loans too. Since you don't want to be screwed over by the Gringotts goblins, you decided it would be a good idea to ...
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The meta-polyglot quine

In my time on PPCG, I've noticed that quine problems and polyglot problems are quite popular. Also, meta-solutions to problems, that is, scripts which generate a program which is the solution to a ...
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Clean the muddy quartata-fish

This challenge is in honor of the Rookie of the Year category winners of Best of PPCG 2015: muddyfish (for I'm not the language you're looking for!) and quartata (for Implement a Truth-Machine). ...
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Turing-Complete polyglot [closed]

Write a polyglot (code that works in two or more languages) that has a "mid-section" that can be modified to do any computational task. This question is similar to https://stackoverflow.com/questions/...
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Most creative/diabolical/entertaining way to find Python version? [closed]

There are important differences between Python 2 and 3, so it's often useful to know which version of the interpreter is running your code. The straightforward method is something like this: ...
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Write a "hello world" program that can be compiled/interpreted as two different languages simultaneously [duplicate]

Rules: Your program must print "hello world" when executed Your program must be interpretable or compilable into 2 or more languages Your program must require no input or arguments Languages with ...
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