Ruby is known for its power, simplicity, clarity, yet like any other language can be obfuscated to the point of near unreadability. With Ruby's ability to write short and clear code, the next logical and insane step was to make it unreadable yet still accomplish something useful. Remembering the days of the IOCCC, SeaForth proposed that a contest be held yearly or biannually for Ruby. If for no other reason having far too much time on his hands and the sheer love of obscurity in all things.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

HINTS: Supplemental Puzzle Fun

To make life a little less boring for contestants and judges of the 2005 IORCC event, a crossword puzzle was constructed over a 7+ hour period all about Rubies. Ruby the programming language, Ruby the precious stone, and of course some 'Ruby' personalities. Here's a link that will get you to the IORCC XWord Puzzle:

The first person to email an correct/complete word list to the crossword wins one nice prize from the Official 2005 Sponsors Page. Hints will be given here daily from March 23rd to March 31st, 2005. One to two written clues/hints for particular words will be given as Blog entries.

Enjoy and Cheers,

Todd Nathan
IORCC Founder