Any good programmer should be able to alter a program in any language that's less than 100 LOC.

I'd like to clarify that I mean real-world languages, not esoteric ones...

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@musicmatze Counterpoint: APL.

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@musicmatze Agreed.

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@musicmatze I'd have to agree on nearly any language except brainfuck.

@musicmatze Altering: yes, quite probably possible. Getting a new desired output may be difficult, depending on the language. Have you seen this one?

@musicmatze counter-examples:

- make
- Prolog
- Fortran77

@musicmatze sure, once you know what it's doing. I was listing languages where you have to bring a solid mental model of its operation with you because it's difficult to build one by examining the syntax alone - hidden flow control and implicit shared state mutation.

@musicmatze Obviously you mean lines of code, but on a lark I did consider libraries-of-congress and I did chuckle-snort a little bit.

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