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Re: Learning from Obfuscation

by Abigail-II (Bishop)
on Jan 23, 2004 at 16:29 UTC ( #323593=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Learning from Obfuscation
in thread Learning from Obfuscation

It's like "try this, or try that", or "this does this and that does this". That's all well and good, but how did you decide to try this and try that?

I addressed this in the first JAPH talk I gave. It went like First you get an idea, then you work out the details. Getting the idea can come from many sources: studying the manual page, reading Perl forums like comp.lang.perl.misc, p5p, The Perl Journal, or from IRC. If you look at my first set of slides, there's a section labelled "The making of a Japh". It discusses the process that started with seeing someone use &%%hole in a non-Perl related usenet group and ended with the Japh:

split // => '"'; ${"@_"} = "/"; split // => eval join "+" => 1 .. 7; *{"@_"} = sub {foreach (sort keys %_) {print "$_ $_{$_} "}}; %{"@_"} = %_ = (Just => another => Perl => Hacker); &{%{%_}};
(The code above will not always work correctly with 5.8.1 or later).


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