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•Re: Obfuscation has no place in production code

by merlyn (Sage)
on Jun 12, 2002 at 15:07 UTC ( #173857=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Obfuscation has no place in production code

There are times when I regret having created the form of the JAPH. This would be one of those times.

I fear that the whole obfu-perl was a direct descendant of my original JAPH tweaks: at least it would be hard to prove the contrary.

And as you point out, it detracts from the fact that there are far more clearly written readable Perl programs in the world than there are obfu-perl "programs". But what gets noticed is the ugly stuff. {sigh}

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

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Re: •Re: Obfuscation has no place in production code
by Anonymous Monk on Jun 12, 2002 at 15:27 UTC
    I hardly think you are responsible for obfuscated Perl. Purposefully obfuscating code has been around for a lot longer than Perl.
      Merlyn wasn't taking credit for all code obfuscation. As for the JAPH, his place in history seems to have been well documented.
        Yes I know perfectly well about the history of JAPH's. To suggest that "the whole obfu-perl" is a direct descendant of his original JAPH's is just plain silly.

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