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Do we have a public API yet?

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I've looked around for information on an existing or planned public API for Codidact but I haven't yet found one. I'm not sure if this means it was decided not to include it in the MVP or if it exists but is not easy to find (for me, at least).

The only reference to a public API that I could find was a post in the old discussion forum which suggested a public API was planned but may not be MVP (at that point it was still to be decided).

The reason I'm interested in a public API is for reading answer content from a particular question in order to run another coding contest like one that I posted in 2017. I no longer post to Stack Exchange, but I like the idea of a question where the answers can be read automatically by external code and the code the answers contain can be run against each other to generate a leaderboard. The "Challenge" post type on Code Golf Codidact (using the tag "king-of-the-hill") seems ideal for this, apart from the lack of a public API.

So my questions are:

  • Do Codidact sites already have a public API?
  • If not, is there a plan to introduce one?
  • If there is a plan, is this already specified or is there opportunity to be involved in discussion of its specifications?
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