I came across https://stackoverflow.com/questions/6274313/why-is-my-game-of-life-code-so-verbose/6274338#6274338 today, and I'm wondering if it should be moved to the Code Golf SE beta. Does the fact that it'd be on-topic for SE mean it must be migrated away from Stack Overflow?

Other questions about code golf have been asked, but that was before the Code Golf SE was set up.


How about codereview.SE instead? This is clearly a rewrite request (or rather, asking for hints for a rewrite).

The fact that this is a code golf is rather incidental.

  • I'd migrate right now, as the OP is asking to improve working code...
    – user1228
    Jun 8 '11 at 14:14
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    @Won't Let me guess: … but you won’t? ;-) Jun 8 '11 at 14:18
  • Not right now. Waiting to see what happens here.
    – user1228
    Jun 8 '11 at 14:31
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    on the contrary, on Stack Overflow he Will♦ stackoverflow.com/users/1228/will Jun 8 '11 at 15:09
  • @DanielDiPaolo I was already afraid that my cheapo joke would be lost. Jun 8 '11 at 15:36

I'm actually going to suggest that in it's current form that is not a good question for CodeGolf.SE, and it doesn't really pose a puzzle for other to participate it, and the only other category of question we are accepting right now is "Tips on golfing in [language]".

The poster can be directed to our question on golfing tips in ruby which may help.

We don't have a Game of Life golf on the site right now, but there was a quite successful one on StackOverflow, where the poster my find some instructive examples as well.

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