Talk:Product of decimal digits of n

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why a redirect?

Why is this (draft) task being re-directed to a different task?

It is not a duplicate.   Anybody can see that the requirements and outputs of the two tasks are vastly different.

The task   Digital root/Multiplicative digital root   is a different task with substantially and significant different task requirements.     -- Gerard Schildberger (talk) 20:39, 25 June 2021 (UTC)

While it might be true to say that mdr loops while>9, that is not exactly a "substantial" difference (in terms of comparing languages) and hence this does not deserve to be a separate task on rc. Vote for deletion, have removed my Phix entry. --Pete Lomax (talk) 22:06, 25 June 2021 (UTC)
I took a re-look at my REXX entry (and other language entries) for   multiplicative digital root,   and in my opinion,   there is enough of a difference in most programming languages to deserve so as to justify a separate task.   The simpler the task,   the easier it is to view the comparisons of the various computer programming languages.   There are a lot other Rosetta Code tasks that are far more simpler and/or similar.   The various forms of   do   loops for instance   (that's just my opinion,   but I recognize that each small nuance/difference is noteworthy as per each computer language entry).   But I don't see the need for deletion because someone labels it a duplicate.   I certainly don't want to argue about defining what   is   a substantial difference between Rosetta Code tasks.   I suppose it's matter of who decides if a Rosetta Code (draft) task is worthy of being kept (or re-directed without a discussion).   I also recognize there is a lot here to this particular situation then meets the eye.   And I certainly don't want to be the judge if the REXX entry for MDR is way to similar   (or not similar)   to the REXX entry that was just entered for this Rosetta Code (draft) task.   From my viewpoint, the two REXX entries for the two different Rosetta Code tasks aren't really comparable (as per code similarities and objectives).   Other computer programming language entries,   however,   may look more alike to each other,   depending on the computer language's semantic sugar.   If you don't want to enter a programming language entry for a Rosetta Code task,   vote with your feet   (just don't create an entry,   let someone else write one).     -- Gerard Schildberger (talk) 03:07, 26 June 2021 (UTC)
OK, entry restored, vfd retracted. It is no longer a task anyway. --Pete Lomax (talk) 03:25, 26 June 2021 (UTC)
It was never a task,   it was in  draft  status.   The re-direct was added (supposedly as a duplicate task) before there was any discussion at all.   Zilch.   That by itself, (I suspect) will stop most people from adding new computer programming language entries.   I'm still waiting for the deleted (draft) task "similar words" to be re-instated that was removed without as having so much as an discussion.   I (also) felt that that Rosetta Code (draft) task has its merits.   I also have noted/observed that quite a few people don't add computer programming solutions/entries until a (draft) task has been promoted to full task status.     -- Gerard Schildberger (talk) 19:29, 26 June 2021 (UTC)
So far, of the three computer programming language entries (at this time),   none of the solutions appear to be duplicated in any way,   and, if fact, appear to be have much simpler coding.   But, it's only three entries.   Having that re-direct there sure makes it harder to added entries and also have a discourse here on this talk/discussion page.     -- Gerard Schildberger (talk) 19:38, 26 June 2021 (UTC)
The three existing entries have now been moved onto the redirect page under ===Similar=== headings, to correct the task counts. --Pete Lomax (talk) 06:23, 20 December 2021 (UTC)