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Magic 8 Ball

by suaveant (Parson)
on Jun 27, 2005 at 21:31 UTC ( #470390=obfuscated: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Look into the Magic 8 Ball to find the answers you so need. This will work WAY better than brian's Guide to Solving Any Perl Problem for answering those tough debugging questions.

Perl Programmer: Why won't my code compile?
8 Ball: Yes, definately

You can't pay for that kind of help ;)

Props to Erudil's Camel Code whose code munging technique I used, good stuff
Instructions: copy to a file and execute as a normal perl script.
Magic 8 Ball is a registered trademark of Mattel

#!/usr/bin/perl use strict; $_=q`seek(D ATA,30,0);local$/;$_=< DATA>;/8{6}(.*)8{6}/s;($a=$1) =~s/\s+(8+\s+)*//g;$a=~s/X/\040/g ;my@eight=split/888/,$a;@eight=split/ 8/,$eight[rand(20)];s/(\s+88\s*(8?88)?\ s+)/$b=int((length($1)-length($eight[0] ))\/2);sprintf("%-".length($1)."s","\040" x$b.shift(@eight) )/eg;print;"88888 888888X8Outlook8 88888 Good8888Outlook8 NotXSo8Good8888 88 88 MyXReply8IsXNo8 888Don't8Count8 88888 OnXIt8888YouXMa y8RelyXOnXIt888 88 88 8Ask8Again8Late r8888Most8Likely 88888 8888Cannot8Predi ct8Now8888X8Yes88 88Yes8Definitely8 888Better8NotXXTell8YouXNow8888ItXIs8Cert ain8888Very8Doubtful8888ItXIs8Decidedly 8So8888Concentrate8and8Ask8Again8888Sig ns8Point8ToXYes8888MyXSources8SayXNo8 888Without8a8Doubt888Reply8Hazy,8 Try8Again8888AsXIXSee8It,XY es888888"`;s/\s//g;eval ;__DATA__

 

Edit: jdalbec pointed out definately if spelled definitely, teach me not to spell check my web sources :) Thanks.
Edit2 Ack! I got code crap on the perl line in the last edit! Oops.

                - Ant
                - Some of my best work - (1 2 3)

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Re: Magic 8 Ball
by marto (Chancellor) on Jun 28, 2005 at 08:44 UTC
    Q. "Does this obfu rock?"

    A. "Yes Definately"

    This is the best obfu I have seen in a while.
    Well done.

    Martin
Re: Magic 8 Ball
by deibyz (Hermit) on Jun 28, 2005 at 10:24 UTC
    I couldn't resist to write an spoiler to this obfu:

      ( $a = $1 ) =~ s/\s+(8+\s+)*//g; # Remove center "hole" (from copy)

      This line also removes whitespace from outside the ball.

                      - Ant
                      - Some of my best work - (1 2 3)

Re: Magic 8 Ball
by radiantmatrix (Parson) on Jun 28, 2005 at 21:32 UTC
    I haven't enjoyed an obfu this much in a long time! Now, let's see someone port it to the evil version. ;)

    Yoda would agree with Perl design: there is no try{}

Re: Magic 8 Ball
by vulcanrob (Initiate) on Jul 05, 2005 at 01:06 UTC
    wow! I love this! Now I can defer all major life decisions to this script. Thanks to this script, I'm movingy to Roswell, NM to raise marmots!
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by NodeReaper (Curate) on Dec 26, 2007 at 06:53 UTC
      will i be a girl in 2008?

      Only your surgeon knows for sure!

      HTH,

      planetscape

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