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TPJ: The 4th Annual Obfuscated Perl Contest

Jul 26, 1999, 01:46 (1 Talkback[s])

"There are four circles of judgement in which you may prove your worth as a master of deception."

  1. "The first circle is judged upon the ability to craft a lie which commands an infernal computing engine to print the words "The Perl Journal" in a human-recognizable form. You may only use one thousand glyphs, including the invisible ones, or fewer in the completion of this screed."
  2. "The second circle is judged upon the ability to forge a deviousness which commands an infernal computing engine to perform some task of extreme might and puissance. Your limit is six hundred glyphs, whether visible or not."
  3. "The third circle is judged upon the ability to create a monstrosity which exhibits artistic cunning and creative guile in its dread formulation. The limit is one thousand glyphs, including those which cannot be discerned by the naked eye."
  4. "The fourth circle is judged upon the ability to cause your fell creation to appear as a chameleon or doppelgänger does: as a deceptive imitation of another tongue. You must pick a different language and endeavor to make your handiwork fool the eye into believing that it was written in that language. For this purpose you may select up to two thousand visible or invisible sigils."

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