In light of the discussion from earlier today about the difference between Programmers.SE and the Software Engineering Area 51 proposal, I'd like to clarify what would be considered on-topic for Programmers.SE in its FAQ proposal.
I've compiled a list of questions that would be considered great on-topic questions on Programmers.SE but off-topic on Stack Overflow. I'd also like to have a list of great on-topic questions on Stack Overflow, but would be considered off-topic on Programmers.SE.
I've tried doing searches for what's hot or popular, but of course, nearly all of the really popular questions are great examples of what would eventually be migrated to Programmers.SE should it get out of beta.
The following are three that I've come up with so far, but honestly, they are just random questions I picked from the sea of "hot" subjective or list-based questions:
- Peak detection in a 2D array
- Why doesn't jQuery bomb if your selector object is invalid?
- Other ways to deal with “loop initialization” in C#
I'm interested to see if there are better, more clearer examples of what's quintessentially Stack Overflow. So what are some great Stack Overflow questions sans the subjective, popular ones that are the reason Programmers.SE was proposed?
I took the answers you guys provided below (thanks!), added an obligatory Code Golf question (because someone will ask), and here's the new list: