Brainfuck is an amusing and minimalistic programming language which
doesn't serve any real purpose except being a funny joke, challenging
programmers and testing the boundaries of computer language
Warning! Brainfuck isn't suitable for practical use when
This is a piece of source code like Ed in Brainfuck language:
The following was offered from Andrea Bolognani, with this
The above version reads from standard input until it
encounters a EOF character, and then starts printing
in an infinite loop. I've written a drop-in replacement…as an
added bonus, this version uses only 69 instructions, which is 30 less
than the one above.
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