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Re: Re: Obfuscation has no place in production code

by webfiend (Vicar)
on Jun 12, 2002 at 22:49 UTC ( #174054=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Obfuscation has no place in production code
in thread Obfuscation has no place in production code

I like the point about the virtuoso violinist. That'll stick in my head whenever I look at obfuscated code :-)

On the other hand, it is hard to argue that obfuscation has damaged the popularity of C or Perl. Both languages are very widely used, and I doubt that the ability to write cryptic code has had any impact on that.

Mind you, I don't obfu, because of a personal war against "clever" code in my projects. But as long as an obfu-loving geek will write clean, legible code at work, I say let him play. If I ever decipher the obfuscation, I'll probably learn something about the language.


"All you need is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure."-- Mark Twain
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[Corion]: Cosmic37: Ah, see perlfaq4, about How do I compute the intersection of two arrays
[Cosmic37]: I am out of practice; I use Perl for scientific programming for number crunching
[Corion]: Cosmic37: Basically, you read one file into a hash, keyed by your key, and then match the lines from the second file to that hash
[Cosmic37]: note that the two files only have datetimes which may match whereas other data per line is different format in file1 and file2 - is that really intersection?
[jedikaiti]: Hi Monks
[Corion]: Cosmic37: Well, if you want to use only parts of a line for the key, see split or whatever other mechanism to extract the key from the line
[Corion]: Hi jedikaiti!
[Cosmic37]: is there a webpage for full CB for this chat rather than side panel chat?
[Cosmic37]: thank you for advice
[Cosmic37]: peach greets jedi

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