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Re: Perl Geek Code

by ichimunki (Priest)
on Dec 29, 2000 at 04:10 UTC ( #48733=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl Geek Code

Under obfuscation you left out "o+++++, I am Randal Schwartz".

Not that merlyn writes obfuscated code, but I've heard he's the reason JAPH exists.

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Re: Re: Perl Geek Code
by merlyn (Sage) on Dec 30, 2000 at 00:21 UTC
    I invented the JAPH, true.

    But from the time I saw the first entrants to the 0th Annual Obfuscated Contest, I completely gave up competing in that arena.

    Abigail is clearly the leader in obfuperl.

    -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

Re: Re: Perl Geek Code
by KM (Priest) on Dec 30, 2000 at 00:07 UTC
    I think it would be more appropriate to have Abigail.. since he writes some great JAPHs.


      I'd put BooK above Abigail for Obfuscation by a long shot. BTW, obfuscation covers more than just JAPHs.

              - tye (but my friends call me "Tye")

        Well, uh thanks...

        I really believe that obfuscation covers a lot of different topics...

        • It's not only unreadable code or convoluted print statements
        • The most interesting ways to obfuscate are probably not in encrypting your code so that it's unreadable
        • Obfuscated algorithms are very interesting (see the many more than one way to do $A++, for example)
        • To me, "linguistic" constraints are so interesting and I can't even comment on them ;-)

        But by any means, don't do this at hom^W^Win production code...

        True.. either way, I wouldn't think merlyn would be the O++++. Maybe for map, he should.

        BTW, obfuscation covers more than just JAPHs.

        Oh, it does? Wowzers, I never knew that!! I thought Perl would puke on obfuscated code that didn't contain the words "Just Another Perl Hacker". *smirk*

        Either way, more people likely know who Abigail is and likely consider him the current 'leader' for obfuscated Perl.. and if you have something like this I would think a more recognizable name makes more sense. But, that's my opinion :)


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