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Brainfuck: code that was designed to hurt
By Thom Holwerda on 2017-01-03 20:19:04

Software is the umbrella term for computer programs and libraries, the coded logic that makes our machines tick. At the root of all software is the code, the instructions that enable a human to tell a machine what to do. This code is written in one of the hundreds of different programming languages - such as C, Java, or Python - each of which has its own eccentricities and context-dependent advantages.

Yet regardless of the programming language being used, the functionality, logic, and efficiency of the language are always paramount - unless, of course, you're talking about Brainfuck, an esoteric programming language that champions purposefully overcomplicated code.

I had no idea esoteric programming languages were a thing.

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