Contest Rules

The final rules are not yet agreed upon; this is a draft version.

The Brainfuck implementation

There is no standard for Brainfuck, and different implementations usually vary in memory size, cell size and wraparound rules. The implementation used for Brainfuck Golf is a rather strict one.


The shortest (fewest Brainfuck instructions) program wins. If many authors submit the same program, they all win.

If two or more different programs are tied for the first place, the one that uses the least memory wins. This is determined by the rightmost position of the memory pointer reached during execution.

If programs are still tied, each one is considered a winner.