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From: Arno Griffioen via COFF <>
To: Computer Old Farts Followers <>
Cc: Arno Griffioen <>
Subject: [COFF] Re: C compiler in 512 bytes
Date: Thu, 25 May 2023 07:26:19 +0200	[thread overview]
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On Wed, May 24, 2023 at 06:14:42PM -0600, Warner Losh wrote:
> This appeared in my news feed and hacker news.


I always also loved the obfuscated C contest as you could pick up so much 
neat stuff and low-down info from that. Also showed you a lot of the underlying
behaviour in the C language and how compilers would 'fill in the blanks'
in several cases.

As students during my college time we regularly got into friendly 
competitions to do the 'shoterst source xyz' or 'fastest' or even some
obscure 'smallest resulting ASM from the compiler'. Fun times..

Longest running one I remember was cramming a fully compiling and running
Conway's 'life' into as little C-source bytes as possible (excluding the 
playing field data, but it did have to read that..). I vaguely remember it 
getting down to a ridiculous 30-something bytes or so.

Again.. Thanks for the link. Definite reading material for a quiet moment..

							Bye, Arno.

      parent reply	other threads:[~2023-05-25  5:26 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2023-05-25  0:14 [COFF] " Warner Losh
2023-05-25  0:47 ` [COFF] " Larry McVoy
2023-05-25  1:06 ` Clem Cole
2023-05-25  6:30   ` Lars Brinkhoff
2023-09-06 11:29   ` Paul Guertin
2023-05-25  5:26 ` Arno Griffioen via COFF [this message]

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