Right Sort Of Mad
[originally posted on 27 Oct 2015]
I would like to draw your attention to a few splendid projects which are, like Jack Churchill, The Right Sort Of Mad.
- MOVfuscator compiles your code to nothing but MOV instructions. Just imagine, now that you're not using all the CPU area wasted for tiresome nonsense like ADD or NOP [EAX + ...], Intel could turn it all into cache! And it'll be super-efficient because the CPU doesn't have to decode whether each instruction is a MOV or something pointless like JNE!
- ctypes.sh, because you always wanted to care about pointers in your bash scripts. I know I do! Mmmm pointers, I love 'em.
[update 5 Jun 2017]
- reptyr takes an existing running program and attaches it to a new terminal. Not very portable, unfortunately, but still useful and a really nifty hack