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Mika Andrianarijaona

This brainfuck thing is the weirdest I think. I wonder if there is any real program built with this.

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George Marr Author

Funny thing is it was built by another programmer so that he could challenge and amuse other programmers in the 1990's

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Mika Andrianarijaona

Oh really? Would love to give this as a job application test to new developers then, so they can have fun :D

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George Marr Author

I found it rather interesting to read up on, kinda curious to how the people the creator gave up to reacted.

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Daniel Schmitt • Edited

I've seen at least one semi-serious use of Brainfuck: Christopher Domas used it as an intermediary language in his M/o/VFuscator (a compiler targeting the turing-complete singleton instruction set that is x86_64 MOV). There's a very entertaining presentation and also a serious paper on this.