I found this question today Find a "hole" in a list of numbers

For me, it's a very StackOverflow specific question. The op have a very specific task to solve and created a technique-specific-question (algorithm to find holes). The short question and hence the title. I will agree that the answers and reaction of the question is very interesting and contains a strong kind of "Programmers"-style, then it would(?) achieve in StackOverflow. Even I favorited the answer of bit comparision in between 256 integers.

Though, does it make the question more adequate to Programmers, then SO?
I would just like to bring some clearance for later judgement calls,

[Edit] Ok I try to change the title..

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    Since you are kinda new, voting on Meta is different - In this case 4 people just disagree the question is more suitable for Stack Overflow than Programmers and one agrees. – yannis Apr 26 '12 at 18:31
  • @ Yannis Thanks for clarification. I'm aware of this distinction of metas scoring system, compared to the main sites. – Independent Apr 27 '12 at 9:13

Stack Overflow questions are typically expected to be more specific, involving particular languages, libraries, and development tools. Programmers questions tend to be more abstract - things that you would talk about around a whiteboard or when brainstorming or at a level beyond sitting at your computer writing code.

Right from the Programmers FAQ, algorithm and data structure concepts are on-topic. Since it's not about implementation details, it belongs here more than it does on Stack Overflow. Although answers might contain an implementation in a given programming language, that's not required in this case - a textual or pseudocode description of the algorithm would be just as good.

  • Thank you. I understand that the Programmers categorization, make the question a better fit here. I could probably find this more Stack Overflow in view of "give me the answer"-character, against this counter-example, which have a larger space of discussion; programmers.stackexchange.com/q/49550/20636. I have now been helped to understand the algorithms / structures as a fairly open area of ​​Programmers. – Independent Apr 27 '12 at 9:31

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