Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Feb 2013 10:40 UTC
General Development "Since I left my job at Amazon I have spent a lot of time reading great source code. Having exhausted the insanely good idSoftware pool, the next thing to read was one of the greatest game of all time: Duke Nukem 3D and the engine powering it named 'Build'. It turned out to be a difficult experience: The engine delivered great value and ranked high in terms of speed, stability and memory consumption but my enthousiasm met a source code controversial in terms of organization, best practices and comments/documentation. This reading session taught me a lot about code legacy and what helps a software live long." Hail to the king, baby.
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RE[4]: Code Review
by christian on Fri 15th Feb 2013 21:11 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Code Review"
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Obligatory link to the obfuscated c contests:
http://ioccc.org/years.html

Incidentally, I wish these contests would focus more on algorithmic obfuscation rather than source code obfuscation. I am not impressed with code that's unreadable because of shortened variable names and whitespace elimination. The best obfuscated code is code which is still incomprehensible even though it uses proper whitespace conventions and comments ;)


IOCCC is in fact one of those contests. You won't win anything in IOCCC if your code is obvious after running it through indent.

BTW, I think my favourite from this contest is:

http://www.ioccc.org/years.html#1998_banks

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