Malbolge

While watching Elementary I saw a reference to a obscure programming language called “Malbolge“.  Malbolge or Malebolge is the  eighth circle of Dante’s hell.  Turns out , according to the program ,Malboge is a language “designed to be as difficult to program in as possible”.  I first thought that was pure fiction but it is a real programming language.

No really!  It uses ternary logic rather than binary.

Unfortunately some of the programs that I had to maintain were trying to emulate Malboge.  I suspect that  I am not alone.  Most programmers who had to maintain someone else’s code would say “This guy is/was an idiot.  I need to rewrite the program from scratch”.

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