Obfuscated Erlang/OTP competition @ the User Conference

Francesco Cesarini (Erlang Training & Consulting) francesco@REDACTED
Wed Oct 26 22:13:21 CEST 2005

Oh dear, if in total shock and disbelief, than you should stay well away 
from the Erlang user conference, as it will give you goosebumps when we 
present the winners. I would class the submissions handed in so far as 
both elegant and abusive! A one liner submitted has in fact been used in 
a live network... And the author has not told us what it does. We should 
maybe have a competition to figure it out ;-)

You still have November 4th for your submissions, so hurry...


Ola Andersson A (AL/EAB) wrote:
> What? Do you mean that it is actually possible to write obfuscated
> erlang code? =:O
> *total shock and disbelief*
> /OLA.
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>>Subject: Obfuscated Erlang/OTP competition @ the User Conference
>>The news with this year's Erlang User Conference (The program 
>>will be announced soon) is that we are organizing an Erlang 
>>Obfuscated Programming Competition in conjunction with it. 
>>The goal of this competition is to write the most obfuscated 
>>Erlang program, providing a safe forum for poor coding 
>>practices and programming styles. The winners will be 
>>announced during the conference, and their code will be 
>>posted on our site.
>>The deadline for your submissions is November 4th. Entries 
>>will be judged by a panel of "subject matter experts", who 
>>will pick the most hideously elegant submission. You can read 
>>more about the competition at
>>Get those submissions coming in!!!

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