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Re: Obfusc.Lotto

by Anonymous Monk
on May 31, 2004 at 18:39 UTC ( #357823=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Comment on Re: Obfusc.Lotto
Re: Re: Obfusc.Lotto
by mpolo (Chaplain) on Jun 01, 2004 at 05:27 UTC

    He does say that it's his first script, so it is probably more obfuscated for him than it is for you or me or the majority of monks. (I admit, though, I had exactly the same reaction you did, but didn't say anything.)

    tucano, while you have arranged your code to appear as an "L" for "Lotto", obfuscated code is more than just arranging the program in a novel way. The idea is to make the code hard to read and understand, often by (ab)using little-known features in the language, though setting something up with lots of hairy regexes and the like can also qualify.

    My own two obfuscations in the Monastery "cheat" by using Lingua::Romana::Perligata -- both try feebly to hide what they're doing, but if one is fluent in the module, there wouldn't be too much work involved in figuring out what's going on (but at least a little). Making a design out of the code is rather secondary to the process (normally, though see camel code for a counterexample). Don't get discouraged! Keep on hacking.

      Actually, this is his SECOND post in obfu. The first one was ASCII tucano, which was later moved to CUFP, for lack of a better (worse) place for it.

      Therefore, I felt that tucano needed some guidance.

      HTH

        Ye yes yes i'm here and you are rigth, i need a profet in my travel here in the monastery. Is not a problem for me if i will meet /dev/null in this trip. I will try to surprise all the obfuscated monks with the next version. Thanks for the replies.

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