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We all come across code that simply boggles the mind. Lazy kludges, embarrassing mistakes, horrid workarounds and developers just not quite getting it. And then somedays we come across - or write - the truly sublime.

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Monaco.Bavarian wrote:
you are a winner of obfuscated C contest

Thanks, I generally dislike reading C++ because its nature seems to be obfuscated = better.
That one was so hard to read, I couldn't understand the point. From comments it looks like the point is that using if tests to branch to another location is a bad practice.
Everything I've read leads to not using spagetti code. IE branching is good.
I just read an article about bubble sorting and someone reading the article believing it was efficient. I was just going to leave the article thinking it was written by a beginner, leave him alone, but when a reader believes it is efficient. I couldn't just drop it. On initial tests, just 200K takes over 2.5 minutes. I calculated 20M would take 70 weeks. I built a less readable set of code that sorts 50M records in 14+ seconds.

Less readable = much greater efficiency to me is a good thing. (At least when comparing weeks to seconds.) I didn't see the benefit of his code in the article.
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