Jasvir Nagra

NAME

Acme::Smirch - For really dirty programs

SYNOPSIS

        use Smirch;

        Smirch::smear("tooClean.pl");

DESCRIPTION

If you have not yet seen the most clever Acme::Bleach.pm by Damian Conway, go see that now. The only trouble with showing off Bleach to your friends is that it requires Bleach to be installed on their machines. So here is Smirch, that does the converse of Bleach - rewrites your program using only non alphanumeric characters BUT it does not depend on any external module! That's right - complete perl without numbers or letters.

After you have Smirched a program, the program continues to work as before except now it is absolutely unreadable as the module removes all sightly characters from your source file.

The Smirched program has to sit in a file of its own - you cannot run a smirched program by piping it to perl.

You can now reform your source to look like this:

                                          $==$'; 
                                         $;||$.| $|;$_
             ='*$ (                  ^@(%_+&~~;# ~~/.~~
         ;_);;.);;#)               ;~~~~;_,.~~,.* +,./|~
    ~;_);@-,  .;.); ~             ~,./@@-__);@-);~~,.*+,.
  /|);;;~~@-~~~~;;(),.           ;.,./@,./@,.;_~~@-););,.
  ;_);~~,./@,.;;;./@,./        |~~~~;#-(@-__@-__&$#%^';$__
   ='`'&'&';$___="````"  |"$[`$["|'`%",';$~=("$___$__-$[``$__"|
              "$___"|       ("$___$__-$[.%")).("'`"|"'$["|"'#").
        '/.*?&([^&]*)&.*/$'.++$=.("/``"|"/$[`"|"/#'").(";`/[\\`\\`$__]//`;"
        |";$[/[\\$[\\`$__]//`;"|";#/[\\\$\\.$__]//'").'@:=("@-","/.",
       "~~",";#",";;",";.",",.",");","()","*+","__","-(","/@",".%","/|",
        ";_");@:{@:}=$%..$#:;'.('`'|"$["|'#')."/(..)(..)/".("```"|"``$["|
        '#("').'(($:{$'.$=.'}<<'.(++$=+$=).')|($:{$'.$=.'}))/'.("```;"|
        "``$[;"|"%'#;").("````'$__"|"%$[``"|"%&!,").${$[};`$~$__>&$=`;$_=
       '*$(^@(%_+&@-__~~;#~~@-;.;;,.(),./.,./|,.-();;#~~@-);;;,.;_~~@-,./.,
        ./@,./@~~@-);;;,.(),.;.~~@-,.,.,.;_,./@,.-();;#~~@-,.;_,./|~~@-,.
          ,.);););@-@-__~~;#~~@-,.,.,.;_);~~~~@-);;;,.(),.*+);;# ~~@-,
           ./|,.*+,.,.);;;);*+~~@-,.*+,.;;,.;.,./.~~@-,.,.,.;_)   ;~~~
             ~@-,.;;,.;.,./@,./.);*+,.;.,.;;@-__~~;#~~@-,.;;,.*   +);;
               #);@-,./@,./.);*+~~@-~~.%~~.%~~@-;;__,. /.);;#@-   __@-
                 __   ~~;;);/@;#.%;#/.;#-(@-__~~;;;.;_ ;#.%~~~~  ;;()
                      ,.;.,./@,.  /@,.;_~~@- ););,.;_   );~~,./  @,.
                      ;;;./@,./|  ~~~~;#-(@- __,.,.,.    ;_);~~~ ~@
                       -~~());;   #);@-,./@,  .*+);;;     ~~@-~~
                       );~~);~~  *+~~@-);-(   ~~@-@-_      _~~@-
                       ~~@-);;   #,./@,.;.,    .;.);@      -~~@-;
                       #/.;#-(   ~~@-@-__      ~~@-~~       @-);@
                       -);~~,    .*+,./       |);;;~        ~@-~~
                        ;;;.;     _~~@-@     -__);.         %;#-(
                        @-__@      -__~~;#  ~~@-;;          ;#,.
                        ;_,..         %);@-,./@,            .*+,
                        ..%,           .;.,./|)             ;;;)
                        ;;#~            ~@-,.*+,.           ,.~~
                       @-);            *+,.;_);;.~         ~););
                      ~~,.;         .~~@-);~~,.;.,         ./.,.;
                      ;,.*+        ,./|,.);  ~~@-         );;;,.(
                    ),.*+);                              ;#~~/|@-
                  __~~;#~~                                $';$;;

Valid and devious perl.

TODO

Smirch currently spits out perl in one line - it would be nice to have it reform the code automatically into pretty pictures like the above camel.

BUGS

Yes.

Smirch does not work with windows (yet?). Also, smirched programs are a little flakey and sadness happens when used with Bleach or anything too strenuous. Use is unadvisable for anything important.

AUTHOR

Jasvir Nagra

COPYRIGHT

   Copyright (c) 2001, Jasvir Nagra. All Rights Reserved.
 This module is free software. It may be used, redistributed
and/or modified under the terms of the Perl Artistic License
     (see http://www.perl.com/perl/misc/Artistic.html)



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