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Can anyone please explain the below code...

#include<stdio.h>
main()
{ int a,b,c;
int count = 1;

for (b=c=10;a="- FIGURE?, UMKC,XYZHello Folks,\ TFy!QJu ROo TNn(ROo)SLq SLq ULo+\ UHs UJq TNn*RPn/QPbEWS_JSWQAIJO^\ NBELPeHBFHT}TnALVlBLOFAkHFOuFETp\ HCStHAUFAgcEAelclcn^r^r\\tZvYxXy\ T|S~Pn SPm SOn TNn ULo0ULo#ULo-W\ Hq!WFs XDt!" [b+++21]; )

for(; a-- > 64 ; ) putchar ( ++c=='Z' ? c = c/ 9:33^b&1);
return 0; }
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hmm, a similar q was posted about a year ago (i forgot the link). That draw the picture using characters. I hope this does something similar.

ok, it  draws i pic just uses '!'. Some creative programmer might have created it. :)

regards
Manish Regmi

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ok its here. Looks like same algo

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/C/Q_20711665.html


regards
Manish regmi
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Simple:     :)


#include<stdio.h>   //you figure this one out
main()   // we have a program
{ int a,b,c;   /with three int variables
int count = 1;   // and "count"

for (
    b=c=10;   //intilize b and c to 10

a="- FIGURE?, UMKC,XYZHello Folks,\ TFy!QJu ROo TNn(ROo)SLq SLq ULo+\ UHs UJq TNn*RPn/QPbEWS_JSWQAIJO^\ NBELPeHBFHT}TnALVlBLOFAkHFOuFETp\ HCStHAUFAgcEAelclcn^r^r\\tZvYxXy\ T|S~Pn SPm SOn TNn ULo0ULo#ULo-W\ Hq!WFs XDt!" [b+++21];  // set a to the 31st chartacter of that long quoted string, quit looping when we fall off the end
 )

for(;
 a-- > 64 ;   /  'A' is 64, so count down the letter we got above til we get down to 'A'

 ) putchar (    // print whatever the expression evaluates to.
    ++c=='Z'    // remember we set c to 10?  count it up til it hits 'Z' (90)
    ? c = c/ 9    // when it hits 90, reset it back to 10   (90/9)  and print 10 (LINE FEED)
     : 33^b&1     //   otherwise (before 90)  b anded with 1 gives alternatiing 0 and 1) xor with 33 and
                        // it will  print either 32 (space) or (33) asterisk.);
return 0; }


// so basically it prints alternating runs of spaces and asterisks, with a line feed every 80 characters.

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by:cup
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Possibly based on the stuff from the obfuscated C competition.  If you wish to  to have a look at more complex examples.
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