Unfortunately I won't be able to attend, but I wanted to share this
with the group:
A Mandelbrot renderer written in obfuscated Python. Proof that you can
write C in any language (even Python), but also a tour de force,
considering that its author manages to arbitrarily arrange the code in
a pretty picture of a Mandelbrot set. This kind of code-as-ascii-art
is common practice in languages like Perl, but rarer and far from
trivial to accomplish in a language with meaningful indentation like
On 29/09/11 20:01, Javier Candeira wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 4:33 PM, Rasjid Wilcox<[hidden email]> wrote:
>> On 29/09/11 12:13, Javier Candeira wrote:
>>> http://preshing.com/20110926/high-resolution-mandelbrot-in-obfuscated-python >>>
>> Amazing! I wish I had that much free time. :-)
> I envy your skill then. I see that, and I think I probably have enough
> free time, I just wouldn't be able of thinking up so many interesting
> solutions to the problem at hand.
Hmm... I wouldn't read too much into my comment, other than saying that
I think some people clearly have way too much free time on their hands.
Although I could imagine playing around with mandelbrot sets and the
like if I had lots of free time, I have no interest in writing
obfuscated python, or indeed obfuscated code in any language. Things
like Perl golf just do no interest me as a sport.