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Visually-Interlaced Mesmerizing Japh

by liverpole (Monsignor)
on Sep 02, 2006 at 22:04 UTC ( #570893=obfuscated: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

This Japh needs gvim 7.0 installed.  (Note that it has to be version 7.0; earlier versions won't support the scripting commands used).

When I wrote this Japh, I didn't know any vim-scripting, so I had to take a more basic approach.  Shortly afterwards I devised the algorithm for this one, and thought if I could learn enough vim scripting commands, it shouldn't take more than a couple of days to program.  Surprisingly, it took a lot longer than expected, but partly because, as it evolved, I kept wanting to get it "just right".  One challenge was "golfing" the vim script to make it all fit into the Japh.  (If you know any vim commands, you'll see a lot of command abbreviations :-D).

It's been tested on both Windows and Linux.  When you get tired of watching it run, just type ^C to stop.  It does create a temp file "v.tmp" which can be deleted afterwards.  If there's any interest, I may also provide the "meta-program" which generates the Japh.  Of course, it would be fun to see if anyone can figure out the mechanics of how it works first.

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s''(q.S:$/9=(T1';s;(..)(..);$..=substr+crypt($1,$2),2,3;eg;print$..$/

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Re: Visually-Interlaced Mesmerizing Japh (Mini Spoiler)
by imp (Priest) on Sep 06, 2006 at 04:22 UTC
Re: Visually-Interlaced Mesmerizing Japh
by wulvrine (Friar) on Sep 05, 2006 at 14:58 UTC
    Pretty darn cool. I don't know VI very well and script at all, so not even trying to decipher this :) But definately enjoyed watching it!
    Purdy colors! ++

    s&&VALKYRIE &&& print $_^q|!4 =+;' *|
Re: Visually-Interlaced Mesmerizing Japh
by SubStack (Monk) on Sep 05, 2006 at 16:04 UTC
    This is one of the most colorful japhs I've seen. I'll be taking a close look at this one later to see how you managed to pack so much information in only a page full of text.
    ++Excellent work!
Re: Visually-Interlaced Mesmerizing Japh
by addinall (Novice) on Apr 26, 2007 at 06:13 UTC
    Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant! addinall.
Is that a camel I see?
by Anonymous Monk on Sep 08, 2006 at 11:35 UTC
    I see a camel in the code itself.

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