Thursday, 18 December 2014

It is approaching the Christmas Holiday season, so it's that time again to write some slightly obfuscated C in a seasonal way.  This year I thought I would try some coloured ASCII art for the output for a little variety.

#define r(s)  s[e%(sizeof s-1)]
#include  /*        */
#define S "%s"/*        Have */
#define u printf(/*        a */
#define c )J/*         Merry */
#define W "H"/*    Christmas */
#define e rand()/*       and */
#define U(i) v[i]/*        a */
#define C(q) q[]=/*    Happy */
#define J ;;/*      New Year */
#define O [v]/* Colin.I.King */

                       typedef a
        ;              a m, v[6]        ,
         H;a main(
                       ){char C(
                      "*Oo", C(t
                     )"^~#",Q[ ]=
                    )".x+*";u S"2"
                      "m",o,o, o
                    c while(U(!!m)
                  <22)u S"%dm%39s\n"        ,
                 o,0 O++>19?42:',',""
                c while(0 O++<'~') u S
               %39,o,r(s)c for(J){1 O=1
              -U(1),srand(v),u S"0;0"W S
              "0;2;%dm",o,o,' 'c for(m=0
              ;m>>4<1;++m){u S"%d;%d"W,o
    ,          m+2,20-m c;for(H=0;H<1+(m
               <<1);H++){4 O=!H|H==m<<1        ,
                2 O=!(e&05),U(3)=H>m*5/
                 3,5 O=r(D)J if(4 O|U(
                  2)){u S"%d;%d;3%cm"
:'*',3 O?2:1+(U(1)^(1&e)),r(Q),U(5)c}else u S"42;32\
;%dm%c",o,1+3 O,r(t)c u S"0m",o c} }while(m<19)u S"\
%d;19"W S"33;2;7m  #\n",o,1+ ++m,o c sleep(m>=-H c}}

The source can be downloaded from here and compiled and run as follows:

gcc snowman.c -o snowman

and press control-C to exit when you have seen enough.


  1. Bah, it looks like the blog is mis-formatting the source and I can't fix it. Oh well.