in reply to Obfuscation has no place in production code


warmly seconded.

I have often been more radical in my head on this one, but I will now step out of the closet, and let the flames burn who they may.

I think that the race to obfuscation, as fun as it may appear, is ultimately harmful for a programming language (be it perl, C or anything), and for several reasons.

This discounts the fact that one person's cryptic code may be another persons idea of clarity...
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