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."
- "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."
- "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."
- "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."
- "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