Brainfuck

More obfuscated programming

Brainfuck is a minimalistic programming language, described elsewhere. Its beauty lies in its simplicity, and trying to use it is a truly fascinating experience.

Here is a little something from me:

                            Linus Akesson presents:
                   The Game Of Life implemented in Brainfuck

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        Type for instance "fg" to toggle the cell at row f and column g
                   Hit enter to calculate the next generation
                                 Type q to quit

Download the program

Here is an example of some typical output generated by this program. The user first enters some data for an eight generation oscillator, and then the program calculates the rest.

New world record in BF Quine size...

The Portable Brainfuck Interpreter (by Urban Mueller, who also created the language) has an undocumented feature: Because the program and its data are kept in the same array, it is possible to write self-modifying Brainfuck code. Regard this simple Quine:
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Download the program

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Anonymous
Wed 11-Mar-2009 18:48
get a Life ;)
Anonymous
Sat 4-Jul-2009 15:37
That's amazing! Did you write it from the scratch or did you use some kind of compiler?
Thx,lord.
Anonymous
Sun 5-Jul-2009 20:26
That's amazing! Did you write it from the scratch or did you use some kind of compiler?
Thx,lord.

What's amazing is when you posted.
lft
Linus Åkesson
Wed 8-Jul-2009 18:29
That's amazing! Did you write it from the scratch or did you use some kind of compiler?
Thx,lord.

I wrote it from scratch, but with plenty of comments and whitespace to keep everything straight in my poor head. =)
Anonymous
Tue 3-Aug-2010 00:58
OMFG!! (even though god has nothing to do with it) I can't believe this! That is the stuff heroes of our time are made of. Seriously!
Anonymous
Sun 8-May-2011 18:48
Nice!! But it didnt work in my homemade Interpreter :/ I had to download another one.
Anonymous
Fri 17-Jun-2011 15:27
WOW!!! Looks cool, works cool ;)

Must be a pretty piece of work! I once tried Conways Life too but I gave up ;)
Anonymous
Tue 28-Jun-2011 21:48
OH. MY. GOD.
My Head already starts exploding and overheating when just THINKING about GOL. If I would have to program it... oh my god.
You didn't just program/code it, you f*cking did it in BRAINFUCK!!
This _literally_ fucks my brain!
I love you.
I just hope to become a good C++ Coder and maybe create some demos or sth like that... But I don't think I will ever achieve what you achieved.
You are a larger-than-life. Keep up the good work!
Anonymous
Wed 7-Nov-2012 16:36
Awesome ;).
And the implementation is so simple! I changed the output to stdout instead of stderr. This is my brainfuck interpreter for stdout in one line :

char m[9999],*n[99],*r=m,*p=m+5000,**s=n,d,c; main(){for(read(0,r,4000);c=*r;r++)c-']'||(d>1||(r=*p?*s:(--s,r)),!d||d--),c-'['||d++||(*++s=r),d||(*p+=c=='+',*p-=c=='-',p+=c=='>',p-=c=='<',c-'.'||write(1,p,1),c-','||read(1,p,1));}

Hehe works with your game of life. Honestly that must have taken ages to implement. I get a headache after the first line in your life.bf file ;).

Greets and keep up all your awesome work,
Walter Schreppers
Anonymous
Fri 13-Sep-2013 18:32
The first line is easy, well the first two and a half actually; after that it gets more interesting. :)

What I'd love to do is use this as a benchmark program; only problem is it doesn't take very long to run...

"real 0m0.049s"

That's for your example script.

Any chance of a larger array ?
Dynamic would be sooooo wonderful but 26x26 should give me enough space to draw a nice pattern.
Anonymous
Wed 9-Oct-2013 23:27
Hi.
It seems like the [elsewhere] link above is not valid anymore. Or at least not just now...
"De pagina is niet gevonden"
/Ron
Anonymous
Fri 11-Oct-2013 11:19
The new location for that link is http://www.iwriteiam.nl/Ha_BF.html
Anonymous
Tue 4-Feb-2014 23:15
Are you ready for the next challenge? Implement some brain fuck interpreter using the game of life. It's turing complete after all ;-)
Anonymous
Wed 27-Aug-2014 20:09
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Anonymous
Sat 24-Oct-2015 19:42
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Anonymous
Thu 21-Jan-2016 23:04
get a Life ;)

YOU SON OF A BITCH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'LL KILL YA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
Thu 21-Jan-2016 23:06
Lol this doesnt work you so bad lolololol ^^
Anonymous
Tue 26-Jan-2016 21:22
Wow. You're amazing. Is there an online interpreter
Anonymous
Thu 11-Feb-2016 14:11
OH. MY. GOD.
My Head already starts exploding and overheating when just THINKING about GOL. If I would have to program it... oh my god.
You didn't just program/code it, you f*cking did it in BRAINFUCK!!
This _literally_ fucks my brain!
I love you.
I just hope to become a good C++ Coder and maybe create some demos or sth like that... But I don't think I will ever achieve what you achieved.
You are a larger-than-life. Keep up the good work!
Anonymous
Sat 22-Oct-2016 07:11
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Anonymous
Sun 18-Dec-2016 15:10
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Anonymous
Fri 10-Mar-2017 05:23
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Anonymous
Mon 3-Apr-2017 00:35
How come the download link doesn't work?
Anonymous
Sun 13-Aug-2017 17:08
I bring grave news from the future... MS-DOS IS DEPRECATED!!!
Anonymous
Sun 27-Aug-2017 15:43
I just found this website. 2009! Wow, it's still impressive that this was not cross compiled.

~Coolq
Anonymous
Thu 5-Oct-2017 16:15
MS-DOS Is alive and well
Anonymous
Sun 29-Oct-2017 10:15
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Anonymous
Wed 24-Jan-2018 14:09
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Anonymous
Thu 1-Mar-2018 23:55
This is amazing. I actually play with this :)
Anonymous
Wed 20-Jun-2018 10:51
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Anonymous
Tue 31-Jul-2018 10:10
http://nazo.one-story.cn/brainfuck?
I know the answer is "she".
Anonymous
Sun 5-Aug-2018 16:42
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Anonymous
Fri 19-Oct-2018 15:11
That's amazing! Did you write it from the scratch or did you use some kind of compiler?
Thx,lord.

What's amazing is when you posted.
Anonymous
Mon 22-Oct-2018 04:10

lft wrote:

That's amazing! Did you write it from the scratch or did you use some kind of compiler?
Thx,lord.

I wrote it from scratch, but with plenty of comments and whitespace to keep everything straight in my poor head. =)

Did you type the comments? When I write bf code I have to write it on paper due to the difficulty of commenting and then type it onto the computer
lft
Linus Åkesson
Thu 25-Oct-2018 10:05
Did you type the comments? When I write bf code I have to write it on paper due to the difficulty of commenting and then type it onto the computer

The bf interpreter I used simply ignores any invalid characters. So it's just a matter of avoiding <>+-[],.
Anonymous
Tue 6-Nov-2018 04:27
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Mon 19-Nov-2018 03:11
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Sun 25-Nov-2018 12:13
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Tue 26-Feb-2019 12:31
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Anonymous
Tue 23-Apr-2019 05:37
Are you ready for the next challenge? Implement some brain fuck interpreter using the game of life. It's turing complete after all ;-)
I could probably do that, but it would take a long time. It’s a simple language after all. Caveat: Input will be a royal pain. Still, won’t be doing it anytime soon. To give you an idea of how it will look, it will look a little like the Spartan Universal Computer Constructor or the Life Pi Calculator.
Anonymous
Tue 23-Apr-2019 05:48
Are you ready for the next challenge? Implement some brain fuck interpreter using the game of life. It's turing complete after all ;-)
I could probably do that, but it would take a long time. It’s a simple language after all. Caveat: Input will be a royal pain. Still, won’t be doing it anytime soon. To give you an idea of how it will look, it will look a little like the Spartan Universal Computer Constructor or the Life Pi Calculator.
Also, it will be incredibly huge, far beyond the capabilities of that poor BrainF program that I call, “The Life Play Button”. It will require a fairly efficient implementation of HashLife, likely beyond anything that can realistically be written in BrainF, at least without “obsessive optimization”. Worse, you probably won’t even get a pattern download anytime soon. Even worse, when you do manage to find the download link (in the future), you will likely still be frustrated by the notable lack of speed and the difficulty of making it “faster”, despite some instructions given in the ZIP file. So, not very good. And, by the way, there are Game of Life interpreters in the Game of Life. They are just incredibly huge, slow, and laggy, just like what I think my interpreter would be like. Let’s end it at that. Bye!
Anonymous
Tue 23-Apr-2019 06:02
Are you ready for the next challenge? Implement some brain fuck interpreter using the game of life. It's turing complete after all ;-)
I could probably do that, but it would take a long time. It’s a simple language after all. Caveat: Input will be a royal pain. Still, won’t be doing it anytime soon. To give you an idea of how it will look, it will look a little like the Spartan Universal Computer Constructor or the Life Pi Calculator.
Also, it will be incredibly huge, far beyond the capabilities of that poor BrainF program that I call, “The Life Play Button”. It will require a fairly efficient implementation of HashLife, likely beyond anything that can realistically be written in BrainF, at least without “obsessive optimization”. Worse, you probably won’t even get a pattern download anytime soon. Even worse, when you do manage to find the download link (in the future), you will likely still be frustrated by the notable lack of speed and the difficulty of making it “faster”, despite some instructions given in the ZIP file. So, not very good. And, by the way, there are Game of Life interpreters in the Game of Life. They are just incredibly huge, slow, and laggy, just like what I think my interpreter would be like. Let’s end it at that. Bye!
I mean, not involving BrainF. Or, in fact, any other programming language in between, as far as I know.
Anonymous
Thu 25-Apr-2019 16:58
*GoL interpreter in GoL*
Hint: It’s called the 0E0P Metacell. It will lag and freeze the flip out of your computer.