Esoteric Programming

How needlessly complicated can you make one thing?

From Wikipedia: "An esoteric programming language (sometimes shortened to esolang) is a programming language designed as a test of the boundaries of computer programming language design, as a proof of concept, or as a joke. There is usually no intention of the language being adopted for mainstream programming, although some esoteric features such as visuospatial syntax have inspired practical applications in the arts. Such languages are often popular among hackers and hobbyists. This use of esoteric is meant to distinguish these languages from more popular programming languages."

It basically is just saying that we sometimes do stupid crap, "just 'cause." This is one of those times. If you ever read The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, you'll get this.

The Bash variant is quite large and a link is listed below.

The BrainFuck variant (80 char width):


What am I trying to do with all of this? It should be pretty obvious, I'm producing the question to the answer of everything.

Normally I'd just say to go try this yourself but apparently people scare much more easily than I do and they don't know haw to securely test things so... I just pasted the result.


        [ The Answer Is `Fourty Two` ]


Now, why would we do something like this? I could go on a depressing rant about how I have very little to do that's more fun. I'll instead just say, "Why the hell wouldn't I want to do something so fun!?"

Side note- I get asked a lot if I generated it somehow. I did not. That would have made it much less fun.


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