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New Less than Readable Code
Autobots, roll out
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by drpaz
on Aug 06, 2015 at 16:05

    Been a while since I posted anything new, had some fun with this. This uses xterm-256 but tested well with putty and comes out fine on cygwin as well.

    #!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; my @d; my$__ # = ':'; my # $___ =18 ;for( 'a' ..'d' ){ push # @d,$_ .$__. $___;$___ ++;}$___ +=5;for('e'..'i'){push @d,$_.$__ .$___ ;$___+=6;}$___=''; for(1..3) { $___.=$_}push@d,'j'.$__.$___ ;$___=''; for( 1..9){$___.=$_ unless(($_-1)%4 ); }push@d,'k'.$__.$___;$___=''; for('a'.. 'am'){$___.=$_;}push@d,'l'.$__. length($___ );$___=length($___)+36;push @d,'m' . $__.$___;$___*=2;$___-=16;push @d,'n' . $__.$___;$___+=36;for('o'.. 's'){push @d,$_.$__.$___;$___+=7;}push @d,'W'. $__ .$___;my@__;$___=''; while( <DATA>){chomp;s/\s//g; $___.=$_; }push@d,split/\//, $___;my$m; foreach(@d){if( m/^(\w):(.*)$/ ){$m->{$1}="\033". '[48;5;'. $2."m \033[0m";} else{ s/S/ /g;my$_oO_; while((s/^(\d+)(.)//)) {$_oO_ .=$2 x$1}$_oO_ .=$_;$_= $_oO_;$_.= ######### reverse$_; s/(\w)/$m->{$1}/g; print;print "\n";}}#### __DATA__ 22S18 a/18S22b/16S24c /14a2S21d3S/ 14b2S13e11S/14c 3S17f6S/1S13d 3S17g6S/1S13e3S2 1h2S/1S6f3S5f5 S20i/2S5g5S6g6S1 6j/2S7h5S7h5S1 4k/2S9i5S8i5S11W/3 S4j2S5j4S10j4S8 W/3S4k4S5k4S9k6S5W/ 3S4W6S5W5S6W9S2W /3S6W6S5W5S4W3S2W6S/ 4S7W6S5W5S3W2S4W4S /4S9W7S4W3S3W3S5W2S/ 4S 12W6S8W3S6W1S/6S 12W7S6W2S7W/8S13W6S4 W3S6W/3S3W6S1W10l5S2 l1W3S1W5l/3S1W2l 2W 5S2W16l1W2S1W5l/3S2 W3l2W5S3W13l1W3S 1W4l/4S1W5m2W6S14W3S 1W4m/4S1W7m2W21S1W 4m/4S1W8m1W21S1W4m/ 5S1W7n1W21S1W4n/6S1W 6n1W16S3W3S1W3n/6S1 W7n4W10S2W2n1W3S1W3n/ 6S1W11o4W3S3W4o1W3S1W 3o/6S1W14o1W2S1W7o1W3 S1W3o/6S1W14o1W2S1W7o1 W3S1W3o/6S1W14p1W2S1W7 p1W3S1W3p/7S1W13p1W2S1W 7p1W3S1W3p/7S1W13p1W2 S1W7p1W3S1W3p/7S1W13q1W2S 1W7q1W3S4W/7S1W13q1W2 S1W7q1W7S/7S1W13q1W2S1W7q 8W/7S2W12q1W2S1W15q/9 S1W11r1W2S1W15r/10S1W10r 1W2S1W8r7W/11S1W9r1W2 S1W7r1W7S/12S4W5s1W2S1W5s2W 2S6W/16S2W3s1W2S1W4s1 W3S1W6q/18S4W2S1W4s1W2S1W7r /24S5W2S1W8s/24S5W2S9W /26S2W3S9W/
How not to do prime factorization
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by thisisdada
on Jun 30, 2015 at 10:05
    $"x=$%="@ARGV";$~=$;='( +)';while($%>>$:++){if($"=~/$~$/^$"=~/$;$/){$ |=$?=$:>2||die"prime\n";eval"print length(\$$?)".($:>++$?&&"/length(\$ $?).'*'")while$:>$?;die$/}$;=$~;$~=~s~.*~^($&\\1+)~;$~=~s;\d+;1+$&;eg}

    The best thing I can say about this code is that it works. It will take a number via argv give you the prime factorization of that number... eventually. It's not very efficient. At all. I had a lot of fun writing it, but it's really bad at what it does. To give you an idea of how erratic it is, here are some benchmarks:

    While it can distinguish primes at a reasonable rate, it takes a really long time to factor composite numbers. Particularly composite numbers made up of several small primes. Powers of 2 are the worst-case scenario.

    for$b(-25..25){for$a(-50..29){$x=$a/21;$y=$b/15;print$b?chr:chr^chr ord(substr'<6C}'.1x29 .'[FDEq2?@E96Cqa6C=q924',$a)-49;$_=30;($y,$x) =(2*$x*$y+$b/15,$x*$x-$y*$y+$a/21)while$x*$x+$y*$y<9&$_++<95}$_=10}
Is it possible to shorten this code?
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by uacnix
on Jun 16, 2015 at 13:18

    Hello dearest Monks,

    i'm looking for the wisdom of shorthening my code:
    use LWP::Simple; @a = <>; getprint("".($a[0])."&b=".($a[2]));
    As You have noticed, i'm not interested in the second line, but it is required that the program takes 3 lines of input:

    -a digit

    -some bollox that You can skip in the program execution, but it will have to bypass/workaround/skip this line

    -some more or less random characters, that have to be passed as argument.

    I'm just a peasant in PERL, but I heard it's the best language to write shortest code, so i'm trying my luck with It.

    Thank You in advance guys.


    -I've checked the codes, and I've been able to use only the choroba's first code and at this place I'm really sorry that I didn't mention the STDIN input and chomp.

    I found a workaround for chomp- I do it "serverside", my script on the site checks for newline symbols and replaces them

    Anyway, thanks to You, dear Monks, my code is 14 chars shorter, and that's great progress, thank You!
Optimized Mandelbrot set generator
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by thisisdada
on Jun 14, 2015 at 18:30

    I wrote a Mandelbrot set generator. It works on Windows ActivePerl 5.20.2 x64, but I haven't tried it on *nix. It outputs a smoothed, anti-aliased fractal image to 24-bit .bmp file. For optimizations, it takes advantage of symmetry; it skips the cardoid, the main bulb, and the line across y=0; and it checks for cycles when the iteration count gets high. On my computer (2.40GHz i5-2430M), it takes about 10 minutes to generate a 1500x1000 image.

    The code's designed to look like the set, of course. It takes user input to determine the size of the image and the outfile, i.e.:

    C:\Users\Kevin> 1200 mandel.bmp Generating fractal with dimensions 1200 by 800... [==================================================] Saving fractal to mandel.bmp... Done!

    If the given pixel width isn't divisible by 12, the program subtracts until it is.

    for$b(-25..25){for$a(-50..29){$x=$a/21;$y=$b/15;print$b?chr:chr^chr ord(substr'<6C}'.1x29 .'[FDEq2?@E96Cqa6C=q924',$a)-49;$_=30;($y,$x) =(2*$x*$y+$b/15,$x*$x-$y*$y+$a/21)while$x*$x+$y*$y<9&$_++<95}$_=10}
Convoluted Echo
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by KurtSchwind
on May 22, 2015 at 14:19

    So let's say you are on a *nix machine and you need an application that echos what you type. And let's further say that you want to use perl, python, ruby and shell to do it. I bring you convoluted echo. A perl script the writes and executes a python script that's and executes a ruby script which writes and executes a shell script to echo your command line arguments.

    Happy Memorial Day

    #!/usr/bin/perl my $echo = q{}; open my $py, '>', '' or die "Cannot open $!\n"; $py->print("#!/usr/bin/python\n\n"); $py->print("import os\n\n"); $py->print("fo = open(\"ce.rb\",\"w\")\n\n"); $py->print("fo.write(\"#!/usr/bin/ruby\\n\")\n"); $py->print("fo.write(\"out_file =\\\"\\\", \\\"w\\\ +")\\n\")\n"); $py->print(q{fo.write("out_file.puts(\"#!/bin/sh\\n\\necho $*\\n\\ +")\n")}); $py->print("\n"); $py->print(q{fo.write("out_file.close\n\n")}); $py->print("\n"); $py->print("\n"); foreach my $a (@ARGV) { $echo .= " ".$a; # $py->print( " $a "); } $py->print(q{fo.write("system(\"/bin/sh }); $py->print(" $echo "); $py->print(q{\")\n")}); $py->print("\nfo.close()\n"); $py->print("os.system(\"/usr/bin/ruby ce.rb\")\n"); close $py; system("/usr/bin/python");
    “For the Present is the point at which time touches eternity.” - CS Lewis
Polybius JAPH
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by teamster_jr
on Apr 29, 2015 at 11:36
    $_ =q#( $.=" 20 2c4a 506 175" )=~s {[ \W] ?([ \w] )\s ?(\w ) }{ $ |= 1 ; "0x$ 1$2 ".( 5 - (++$ b)? " ," :".. " ) }xeg ;$ l=~ s { \s}{ ; ""}exg;@t=split //, "\44_ =q\43$_\43; s/\134\156//xg; eval ".($"x2)."\43TSR'15";map{ $ a[$c /5] [$c++%5] =chr } eval $ .; do {$s += 1; my $ z; if ($t [$s ] eq $"){($ d++% 2 ?$x: $ y )=$ s- $e;$e= $s+ 1;if( !($ d-2) ){$ d=0; push @j,$ a[$ x ][$ y] } } }while@j-25; print join $ /, unpack ("( A69)*" , join"" ,@ t ), join "",$ /, (m ap{( "\43", @$_,$ /) }@ a),"\n\43 ",@j,$/;#; s/\n//xg; eval #TSR'15
JAPH does the splits
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by Schmunzie
on Apr 12, 2015 at 19:14
    My first JAPH for years and years. I'm not sure if this is platform-independent. I hope it is.
    @z=split(//,BGu6pCozwKzR);@y=qw(zlz hqa zuo reg rqz fpx 72 26 25 53 25 + 06);while(@z){@a=split(shift@z,crypt(shift@y,pop@y));@g=split(pop@z, +$a[1]);print $g[0]}
This One's a Sieve
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by Schmunzie
on Mar 31, 2015 at 11:17
    hdb recently pointed out that I had misremembered how the Sieve of Eratosthenes works so now I'm having another go. Not all that obfu'd but moderately golfed.


What Perl Will Tell
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by martin
on Mar 20, 2015 at 00:05
    This one may be somewhat system-dependent but worked with quite different flavours of Perl. I expect it will be difficult to predict without actually using a perl binary. Have fun!
    eval'[]->Jk',$^X=~m;(?:.*[\\/])?([^\W\d]+);;$==ord('?'^':'),$,=q** ,*_=[map+chr,$[..$=<<$=],*_={map{;$_,++$=}grep/(?=\W)[$"-~]/,@_},* _=sub{map{join$,,@_[@_{split$,,$_}]}+$,."->]'","!?;'(&}","(! .\\}" },*_=[_(split$,,$@),"\u$1"],*_=\"@_[$[,!!!$[,-!$[,$#_^!$[],",print
Are old obfus gone forever?
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by Schmunzie
on Mar 19, 2015 at 20:39
    Years ago, with a previous account (no idea of my name then) I posted an obfu of which I was immensely proud. The code was in the shape of an ornate grand-father clock, complete with pendulum and the output was the current time (to the nearest 12 mins) on an ASCII analogue clock face.

    I would love to see it again.

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