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About the Obfuscated code section

by SiteDocClan
on Mar 18, 2003 at 04:28 UTC ( #243882=sitefaqlet: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Writing obfuscated code is a favorite pastime of some Perl hackers. The basic principle is that the code should be as close to impossible to figure out by visual inspection as you can make it.

Closely related to obfuscated code is the game of golf: trying to solve a given programming problem in as few keystrokes as possible. The results can be, but are not necessarily, obfuscated.

Both types of "fun code" — obfu and golf — are suitable for posting in this section.

Some tips for writing/decoding obfu:

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Got some code which would take a Perl grand master to understand without running it? Post it in this section so we can stare at it in awe.

Word of warning, though: Don't be too cocky with your post — almost inevitably someone will post a reply that does the exact same thing in even fewer characters!

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