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Showcase of Languages

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Shortest infinite loop producing no output

Your task is to create the shortest infinite loop! The point of this challenge is to create an infinite loop producing no output, unlike its possible duplicate. The reason to this is because the code ...
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Shortest Error Message

Challenge Write the shortest program that, when compiled or executed, produces a fatal error message smaller than the program itself. The error message may not be generated by the program itself, ...
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The Programming Language Quiz, Mark II - Cops

A repost of this challenge. Meta discussion. Sandbox post. Body of the question similar to the original Robber's challenge This cops and robbers is now (08/03/2018) closed to further competing cop ...
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Loop without 'looping' [closed]

A question similar to this has been asked a couple of years ago, but this one is even trickier. The challenge is simple. Write a program (in your language of choice) that repeatedly executes code ...
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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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Why isn't it ending? [closed]

Your task: To write a program that should obviously terminate, but it never (to the extent of a computer crash) does. Make it look like it should perform a simple task: adding numbers, printing ...
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Challenge: Write a piece of code that quits itself [closed]

I'm searching (am I?) for a piece of code that quits immediately - in an absolutely unconventional way. This does not mean: System.exit((int) 'A'); (Java). It ...
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Ridiculous Runtime Errors [closed]

Write programs that produce crazy, obscure, ridiculous, or just plain nutty runtime errors. Obfuscation and golfitude (shortness) not required. solutions that look like they should work fine are ...
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Make your language *mostly* unusable! (Cops' thread)

Inspired by this comment... Thanks to users Step Hen, Wheat-Wizard, and Dennis for helping my solidify the specification of this challenge before posting it! This is the Cops' thread. For the ...
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Make your language *mostly* unusable (Robber's thread)

Inspired by this comment... Thanks to users Step Hen, Wheat-Wizard, and Dennis for helping my solidify the specification of this challenge before posting it! This is the Robber's thread! For the ...
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Crash your favorite compiler [closed]

Write a perfectly legal code in a decent language of your choice whose compiling will either crash the compiler or send it into an infinite loop (infinite compile time). Restrictions: Use a standard ...
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