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What input/output methods do you think should be allowed/disallowed while code golfing on this site? What guidelines for input/output methods do you think should be in place?

One method per answer, please. Vote up/down according to if you believe the given method should be allowed.

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Command-line arguments may be used as input instead of stdin

Languages/systems that support reading input from command-line arguments may use those as input instead of reading from stdin.

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Technically, command line arguments go to stdin in most languages, don't they (2 comments)
Technically, command line arguments go to stdin in most languages, don't they
Quintec‭ wrote almost 3 years ago

Technically, command line arguments go to stdin in most languages, don't they

Lundin‭ wrote almost 3 years ago

Quintec‭ No, or you would be able to read them with an input function the first thing you do when launching a program. Stdin is kind of an artificial concept too, mostly related to old terminal I/O.