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Re: Coding challenges to PM

by eyepopslikeamosquito (Chancellor)
on May 25, 2019 at 23:39 UTC ( #11100540=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Coding challenges to PM

Though PM has a dedicated "Obfuscation" section, it's always resisted creating a new section dedicated to "Golf" or "Coding Contests" - despite it being suggested in the past, for example in Perl Golf - A proposal for a new section of PerlMonks.org.

Of course, nothing stops anyone from posting a Golf or other Coding Challenge as a meditation, and that has happened many times over the years - in fact, it got so out of hand in 2001 that chipmunk made a plea to calm things down a bit! Golf at PM did calm down back then and serious golf contests moved to dedicated code golf web sites and mailing lists.

Just as with golf in 2001, nothing stops anyone today from posting a Perl Coding Challenge here as a meditation. If it proves popular, someone might propose a separate "Coding Challenge" section at the Monastery ... though we never did get a dedicated Golf section back in 2001.

For some history of various Perl programming competitions over the years, see the "Golf Competitions" section at The Lighter Side of Perl Culture (Part IV): Golf.

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