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By DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD, 11 years ago, In English
Since Ruby, Python have been supported here, I have been waiting for Perl for a long time.

Perl is a hot language. Many contestants want to use it, right? :)
 
 
 
 
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nope
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Triple no to your suggestion as I would have to read it o_O
  • 11 years ago, # ^ |
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    To be fair, everyone may choose any language he prefers.
    I think Codeforces is not a platform for just C++/Java fans.
    • 11 years ago, # ^ |
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      Hacks are essential part of codeforces format. C++, Java, Python, etc. are readable without much of prior experience
      Perl is not
      As someone said, "Perl, the only language that looks the same before and after RSA encryption"
      • 11 years ago, # ^ |
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        Codeforces allows Haskell. For many people it is more unreadable ;)
        • 11 years ago, # ^ |
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          Yep, it is also do not pass that criteria. But I do not want more obscure unreadable languages. Also for some reason perl is more popular so it would be like 2 people with unreadable solutions on average instead of 0.5
          • 11 years ago, # ^ |
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            Yes, as a Haskell user on Codeforces, I agree Haskell is very unreadable for most other language users.
            what I want to say is that, it's different kind of "unreadability" like perl. you know, there is no variable in haskell, so no variable assignment is allowed, hence no for loops. Here everything is mathmatics definition. So I think it will be the most readable language in some particular problems.
            And, for the functional Syntactic sugar, it's already widely used by python and ruby coders.

            and finally, I guess readability depends more on coder than on language used.
      • 11 years ago, # ^ |
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        What about Haskell and ActiveTcl?

        The "readability" is based on coder, but not on language. I think most Codeforces contestants are willing to be hacked so that they could resubmit earlier. Unlike TopCoder rules, it is unwise to write dirty code here.
        • 11 years ago, # ^ |
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          ActiveTCL is not available in general contests I believe, it only was available during ULR #1
          My answer about Haskell above
  • 11 years ago, # ^ |
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    Does they prohibit lambdas and Linq for C# coders due to the same reason?
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      No, just because Mono do not support them
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        I'm just trying to find any reason why they don't upgrade this outdated Mono to newer versions, that support all these new things.
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        Mono supports lambdas and LINQ perfectly, I'm using it since my first Codeforces day when I decide that would make the problem solution simpler, as compared with C++.
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          Hmm... yes, it seems to be dotnet 3.5 compatible, thank you.
          Good news, next time I'll use it too.
  • 11 years ago, # ^ |
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    C++ code with a lot of Macroses and TypeDef's the same way is hard to understand :)