BANCStar



  • From https://github.com/jloughry/BANCStar/blob/master/README.md

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  • You have misunderstood. That was "README.mid". You're looking at the source of a MIDI file. If you play it through a MIDI player, it comes out as the opening lines of Beethoven's 5th.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    So, is that blonde, brunette or redhead?



  • That's seriously fucked up. But, you see, it's on git. So it's open source. Git and open source is always TRWTF. I once tried to install an open source NMR analyzer for a Linux cluster on my Atari 2300XL, and it couldn't even play bluray discs. So there you are.



  • The readme is a blog post. It's worth a read.



  •  @scruff said:

    The readme is a blog post. It's worth a read.
    For everyone's convenience, a direct link. Definitely worthy of this site.





  • With a language like this in existence, why are there still contests for writing obfuscated code?



  • @Gurth said:

    With a language like this in existence, why are there still contests for writing obfuscated code?

    Because this language makes obfuscation too easy. It's not much of a contest if every piece of code is as obfuscated as the next with pretty much no effort.



  • @witchdoctor said:

    Because this language makes obfuscation too easy. It's not much of a contest if every piece of code is as obfuscated as the next with pretty much no effort.

    There is a Perl Obfuscation Contest, so that sort of contradicts this.

     


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @TGV said:

    There is a Perl Obfuscation Contest, so that sort of contradicts this.
    What, they try to make code that looks readable but isn't actually? (I know it's possible to write legible Perl; I once saw a Perl script that I could read and understand both in its entirety and in detail easily. It's remarkable for being a very rare event in the world of Perl though; most Perl code is either a godawful one-off hack or something that should have stayed that way.)



  • @ubersoldat said:

    From https://github.com/jloughry/BANCStar/blob/master/README.md

    2999,,,
    8600,,,1
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    <snip>
    31632,10001,764,108
    8500,,2,
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    If you're going to give a random dump from a file in a directory called 'blob', you need to give a little bit of a hint as to why it's a wtf for it to be a blob.

    Is it just the fact that the file's called README? 'md' doesn't strike me as something that's supposed to be human-readable.

    What am I missing?


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @aihtdikh said:

    'md' doesn't strike me as something that's supposed to be human-readable.
    It's a conventional extension for text that is in the format suitable for processing with MarkDown. Just so as you know.



  • @dkf said:

    @aihtdikh said:
    'md' doesn't strike me as something that's supposed to be human-readable.
    It's a conventional extension for text that is in the format suitable for processing with MarkDown. Just so as you know.

    Ahh thanks, that makes sense.

    I mean, no sense. As advertised on the tin.



  • @aihtdikh said:



    What am I missing?
     

    Ubersoldat quoted only the most uninteresting part, you have to open https://github.com/jloughry/BANCStar/blob/master/README.md to really know what this is about.

    So the OP is TRWTF.

     



  • The idea of an Obfuscated Perl contest reminds me of the Underhanded C contest: write a program that appears to be doing one thing, with clean, easily readable code, but is actually doing something entirely different and/or contains a hidden malicious behaviour.


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    @lolwtf said:

    The idea of an Obfuscated Perl contest reminds me of the Underhanded C contest: write a program that appears to be doing one thing, with clean, easily readable code, but is actually doing something entirely different and/or contains a hidden malicious behaviour.

    Also, do it in such a way that if it is discovered it can be plausibly ascribed to a benign mistake.



  • Do note that you're not supposed to actually write in this language. There is a separate graphical tool that lets you write programs which are then compiled to the string of numbers which serves as vm bytecode. The reason the devs started writing directly in vmcode is because the tool was allegedly too limited. TRWTF is they didn't just implement a compiler for some sane language like forth; though with the hard limit on global variables, it's entirely possible that every simple, sane language cannot be actually compiled to this bytecode.



  • I'm just trying to imagine how shitty that IDE must have been, if writing directly into what was pretty much the equivalent of a machine code was considered the easier option.<br >
    <br >
    It's like getting a beer so bad that you'd literally resort to drinking your own urine.


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