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Okay, I have an interesting task here if you are interested :) What is the most clever obfuscation/golf can you write with the following simple rules

  • Maximum of eight (8) spaces
  • You can only use the following characters
    . ' ! : - (which count for 1/2 space)
    & ? $ = # ' + / * (which count for 1 space)
    " (2 spaces)
    A-Z0-9 (1 space)

Now, if this sounds suspiciously like the restrictions placed on you by the Department of Motor Vehicles for a custom plate, well, yes, (ahem) you would be correct :)

I've been trying to think of something clever I can fit into 8 spaces (which, if 1/2 space chars are abused well enough, I expect can be as long as 12 characters). Problem is, the muse of cleverness isn't with me; the best I can do so far is a simple regex like s!.+!JAPH!. So I appeal (more out of interest of SEEING as opposed to actually USING it) to my fellow monks for some input.

Thank you for your time! :)


In reply to Best 8 Character Obfuscation (Golf-ish) by mr.nick

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