Quines (again)

Ouch! I’ve seen that done in C before, very scary stuff. :wink:

Christopher J. Meisenzahl CPS, CSTE
Senior Software Testing Consultant


-----Original Message-----
From: michael.s.campbell [mailto:michael_s_campbell@yahoo.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2002 10:14 AM
To: ruby-talk
Cc: michael.s.campbell
Subject: RE: quines (again)

christopher.j.meisenzahl@citicorp.com wrote:

What are quines?

:quine: /kwi:n/ /n./ [from the name of the logician Willard
van Orman Quine, via Douglas Hofstadter] A program that
generates a copy of its own source text as its complete
output. Devising the shortest possible quine in some given
programming language is a common hackish amusement.

(see The Quine Page (self-reproducing code))


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