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(-ugene is famous

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September 24, 2002 01:49
(-ugene is famous
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I think (-ugene was the only golfer eulogized at YAPC::Europe,
cited in the "Dark Art of Obfuscation" talk
  Example (from perlgolf, TPR(0,5a) ...
    # Eugene van der Pijll
    -p sub
    ([@_^+-])(.*)/ $2 $1/g}sub
    s/\s//g/s/\d+/$& /g
I wasn't at the talk but I heard the audience gave Mad Dutch
and his genius solution a spontaneous standing ovation.
I love this observation about Perl Golf from this talk:
"Obfuscation is neither the goal nor required, but hard to avoid."

Did any golfers attend YAPC::Europe?

I wonder what is the most obfuscated Perl Golf entry.
Rick's "clearly insane" solution from (-ugene's Coca-Kola tourney?
Michael "my hero" Thelen's "absolute obfuscation" theme in Juho's
Infix to RPN match?


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