I want to write a small app to help me write mods for a game I enjoy. I'm thinking of asking the community for recommendations of a good language to use, or which of a few options I'm toying with would be good. Benefits/disadvantages for packages from those who know a bit more. My instinct would be to ask on Stack Overflow but it's a question fishing for information about the benefits and disadvantages of different coding platforms rather than a question about solving a specific coding problem. I don't want to fall foul of site rules? Which Stack Exchange site is it best placed in?
As explained in the FAQ, recommendation questions are off-topic for most Stack Exchange sites:
You're basically asking for software recommendations, but one that is explicitly off-topic according to this post on their meta site.
Good software recommendation requests have two components:
- A purpose — a task to accomplish, a user story
- Some objective requirements — a minimum set of features
(from their Help Center)