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fearless

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A compiler that produces executables that are valid ASCII text
« on: February 07, 2018, 12:21:03 AM »
Came across this today on twitter:

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A compiler that produces executables that are valid ASCII text, by @tom7. The README and the compiler.exe are the same file: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~tom7/abc/paper.txt

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(if the file looks like gibberish, try adjusting the width so that the display is exactly 160 characters wide or check out the pdf: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~tom7/abc/paper.pdf)
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Re: A compiler that produces executables that are valid ASCII text
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2018, 06:24:47 AM »
Hi  fearless,
Interesting :t
Once I had an idea like that and even started to dig in this direction - Meaning of a Common String In Executables? and ASCII representation of binary data ...
and as always I was too slow , too dumb to accomplish it