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522 votes
985 answers

"Hello, World!"

So... uh... this is a bit embarrassing. But we don't have a plain "Hello, World!" challenge yet (despite having 35 variants tagged with hello-world, and counting). While this is not the most ...
236 votes
369 answers

Is this number a prime?

Believe it or not, we do not yet have a code golf challenge for a simple primality test. While it may not be the most interesting challenge, particularly for "usual" languages, it can be nontrivial in ...
173 votes
495 answers

Implement a Truth-Machine

A truth-machine (credits goes to this guy for coming up with it) is a very simple program designed to demonstrate the I/O and control flow of a language. Here's what a truth-machine does: Gets a ...
40 votes
132 answers


Let us take a break from the brain-wrecking questions and answer some of the simpler ones You have recently read something extremely funny, and want to express your laughter to the world! But how can ...
55 votes
203 answers

Scream very loudly

Write a script that outputs A to stdout infinitely. There should be no newlines or separators between the characters. Standard loopholes apply. This is code-golf. ...
155 votes
29 answers

Shortest Code to Legitimately Slack Off

I'm a developer, and I don't feel like doing my work. I know from XKCD that the best excuse for slacking off is that your code's compiling. Because of this, I think I need some code that will compile ...
21 votes
11 answers

Write an interpreter for my esoteric language Jumper

I have thought up esoteric language Jumper. Later you will see why. It operates with random-access-memory with bytes as cells. RAM is zero indexed and initially filled with zeros. When trying access ...
551 votes
241 answers

Showcase of Languages

Notes This thread is open and unlocked only because the community decided to make an exception. Please do not use this question as evidence that you can ask similar questions here. Please do not ...
84 votes
42 answers

Non-discriminating Programming

We say a string is non-discriminating if each of the string's characters appears the same number of times and at least twice. Examples "aa!1 1 !a !1" is non-...
145 votes
334 answers

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 ...
69 votes
43 answers

Tips for golfing in Bash

What general tips do you have for golfing in Bash? I'm looking for ideas that can be applied to code golf problems in general that are at least somewhat specific to Bash (e.g. "remove comments" is not ...
37 votes
13 answers

Print, Increment, Decrement, Alias - Interpret Prindeal

Prindeal (pronounced prin-dee-al) is a new esoteric programming language that only has four commands: print, increment, decrement, and alias. Despite its minimalism, complex mathematical operations ...
251 votes
82 answers

Code that will only execute once

Goal The goal of this challenge is to write code that will execute once and only once. This means basically that it damages the program, script, or environment in some way. If rebooting the system ...
79 votes
261 answers

Is this even or odd?

Note: There is not been a vanilla parity test challenge yet (There is a C/C++ one but that disallows the ability to use languages other than C/C++, and other non-vanilla ones are mostly closed too), ...
220 votes
89 answers

Make your language unusable

Try to write some code in your language and make it not satisfying our criteria of being a programming language any more. A language satisfies our criteria (simplified version for this challenge) of ...

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