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Re: Re: Re: Perl Geek Code

by tye (Sage)
on Dec 30, 2000 at 00:15 UTC ( #48881=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Perl Geek Code
in thread Perl Geek Code

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")

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Perl Geek Code
by BooK (Curate) on Jan 04, 2001 at 14:42 UTC

    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...

Re: Re: Re: Re: Perl Geek Code
by KM (Priest) on Dec 30, 2000 at 00:24 UTC
    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 :)


      Well, uh, I intend to make myself a name in obfuscation... *grin*

      Since I stopped writing poetry under constraints (see Oulipo), I found Perl to be a nice replacement... I have difficulties not to think of multilingual programs as pieces of art or poetry...

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