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21st IOCCC Source Code Released 24

Posted by timothy
from the but-you-can't-read-it dept.
First time accepted submitter johntromp writes "Source code for the 21st International Obfuscated C Code Contest was released last weekend, following announcement of the winners on Sep 30, and just over a month after the submission window closed on Sep 14, a new speed record for the judges. Happy source code browsing!"
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21st IOCCC Source Code Released

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  • First impressions (Score:4, Informative)

    by chebucto (992517) * on Saturday October 20, 2012 @12:02AM (#41712523) Homepage

    I've only glanced at the files, and I'm far too amateur to understand them. That said, it seems at first glance that a bit too many of the entries relied in part on turning code into ascii art. There was an entry a few years ago that calculated pi by the shape of the source file code, that was neat.. but if the whitespace is there just to look cool and break up lines, then that part of the obfuscation is 2nd rate obfuscation, in my not so well deserved opinion. Still, very very good to see the IOCCC make quick work and bring us the goods.

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