It’s pointless to use any language other than Perl, Ruby or C if you want to compete in the all-languages leaderboard. I want to see how I compare with other people using the same language.
Leaderboards/rankings have a filter per languageun codegolf.
Where? I don’t see anything here to filter by language https://www.codingame.com/multiplayer/codegolf/power-of-thor/leaderboard
The CG stats tool also shows your ranking within the language.
However, per language leaderboard is meaningless unless the
“embed your bash solution within your language X submit” kind of hacks are somehow filtered out.
E.g. no matter what I do in PHP, this will always beat me, not just overall, but also within the PHP language ranking:
<?=`insert your bash code here`
Theres a better leaderboard if you go via compete -> leaderboard rather than via the puzzle page.
Is this only a problem in certain languages, or is this a website feature affecting every language?
Note that the current work we’re doing around the ranking rework will remove the leaderboard list (no more https://www.codingame.com/leaderboards/puzzle/thor-codesize/) and will add the filters to the current leaderboard here: https://www.codingame.com/multiplayer/codegolf/power-of-thor/leaderboard