I have never, ever understood the need to obfuscate
code in production.
The code in question wasn't deliberately
obfuscated; it was more a matter of code written at
0300h, two hours after my last cup of coffee. While
I'd be even harsher on deliberately obfuscated "real
world" code, I've never seen it. (I'm just a lucky
guy, I guess.)
Remember, kids: always come back to your code with
a critical eye. The butt you save may be your own.
Personally, I see nothing wrong with obfuscation,
golf, and so on. I appreciate the skill needed to
pull it off, and the challenge a good obfu provides
to those trying to unravel it (for recreational
purposes, of course). I've nothing against a debate
on obfu's merits and demerits; I just don't want to
inadvertently become the bannerman for the "anti"
The hell with paco, vote for Erudil!
/msg me if you downvote this node, please.
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