Stone of Remembrance

December 25, 2009

Kernighan, Ritchie and Lovecraft

Filed under: Commentary — admin @ 21:59

There’s a strange synergy between C programmers and the Cthulhu Mythos. Or at least that’s what I read here.
A sample:

“Matt Elliot, Obed’s fust mate, he allus was agin’ it, but he saw it with his own eyes how that funct’n used to call itself up like a serpent eatin’ its own tail–

void Cthulhu
(int Ia) {
if (Ia/10)
Cthulhu (IA/10);
putchar // ftagn!
(Ia % 10 + '0');
} // neblod zin!

“Twistin’ and writhing like nothing of this Earth, it’d spit out those strings without no heap allocation in sight.”

This is but a foretaste of the aftertaste. Hilarious.
Thanks to Conor for pointing it out to me.

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