obfuscated

(programming)   Made unclear, used to describe source code that has been transformed or written to make it as hard as possible to read, usually for fun, as in the Obfuscated C Contest. A japh is a kind of obfuscated Perl program.

The term is not normally used for code that has been transformed for security purposes, e.g. to enforce some kind of licencing mechanism.

Last updated: 2009-05-14


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