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Vim :smile (2005) (github.com/vim)
69 points by tambourine_man on Nov 25, 2016 | hide | past | favorite | 23 comments



The code prints the following:

                            oooo$$$$$$$$$$$$oooo
                        oo$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$o
                     oo$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$o         o$   $$ o$
     o $ oo        o$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$o       $$ $$ $$o$
  oo $ $ "$      o$$$$$$$$$    $$$$$$$$$$$$$    $$$$$$$$$o       $$$o$$o$
  "$$$$$$o$     o$$$$$$$$$      $$$$$$$$$$$      $$$$$$$$$$o    $$$$$$$$
    $$$$$$$    $$$$$$$$$$$      $$$$$$$$$$$      $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$    $$$$$$$$$$$$$    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$  """$$$
     "$$$""""$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$     "$$$
      $$$   o$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$     "$$$o
     o$$"   $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$       $$$o
     $$$    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$" "$$$$$$ooooo$$$$o
    o$$$oooo$$$$$  $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$   o$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    $$$$$$$$"$$$$   $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$     $$$$""""""""
   """"       $$$$    "$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$"      o$$$
              "$$$o     """$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$"$$"         $$$
                $$$o          "$$""$$$$$$""""           o$$$
                 $$$$o                                o$$$"
                  "$$$$o      o$$$$$$o"$$$$o        o$$$$
                    "$$$$$oo     ""$$$$o$$$$$o   o$$$$""
                       ""$$$$$oooo  "$$$o$$$$$$$$$"""
                          ""$$$$$$$oo $$$$$$$$$$
                                  """"$$$$$$$$$$$
                                      $$$$$$$$$$$$
                                       $$$$$$$$$$"
                                        "$$$""""


Thanks, I was wondering what this string was doing: static char *code = "\34 \4o\14$\4ox\30 \2o\30$\1ox\25 \2o\36$\1o\11 \1o\1$\3 \2$\1 \1o\1$x\5 \1o\1 \1$\1 \2o\10 \1o\44$\1o\7 \2$\1 \2$\1 \2$\1o\1$x\2 \2o\1 \1$\1 \1$\1 \1\"\1$\6 \1o\11$\4 \15$\4 \11$\1o\7 \3$\1o\2$\1o\1$x\2 \1\"\6$\1o\1$\5 \1o\11$\6 \13$\6 \12$\1o\4 \10$x\4 \7$\4 \13$\6 \13$\6 \27$x\4 \27$\4 \15$\4 \16$\2 \3\"\3$x\5 \1\"\3$\4\"\61$\5 \1\"\3$x\6 \3$\3 \1o\62$\5 \1\"\3$\1ox\5 \1o\2$\1\"\3 \63$\7 \3$\1ox\5 \3$\4 \55$\1\"\1 \1\"\6$\5o\4$\1ox\4 \1o\3$\4o\5$\2 \45$\3 \1o\21$x\4 \10$\1\"\4$\3 \42$\5 \4$\10\"x\3 \4\"\7 \4$\4 \1\"\34$\1\"\6 \1o\3$x\16 \1\"\3$\1o\5 \3\"\22$\1\"\2$\1\"\11 \3$x\20 \3$\1o\12 \1\"\2$\2\"\6$\4\"\13 \1o\3$x\21 \4$\1o\40 \1o\3$\1\"x\22 \1\"\4$\1o\6 \1o\6$\1o\1\"\4$\1o\10 \1o\4$x\24 \1\"\5$\2o\5 \2\"\4$\1o\5$\1o\3 \1o\4$\2\"x\27 \2\"\5$\4o\2 \1\"\3$\1o\11$\3\"x\32 \2\"\7$\2o\1 \12$x\42 \4\"\13$x\46 \14$x\47 \12$\1\"x\50 \1\"\3$\4\"x";

Curious if bram wrote this by hand or used a generator.


It isn't an appropriate way to commit this either way.


I just tried this "easter egg" on the latest version of MacVim. Pretty cool.

It appears also to be a tribute the the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Also, If you search help by typing ":help smile", it says "You found it, Arthur! holy-grail", a reference to Arthur Dent.

Now, if we can only implement this on Emacs...


In the same vein, do try ":help 42" as well... :)


Is it typical vim style to use a space after # in C files? That seems like a lot of unnecessary churn in the first file.

[edit] Aaand I'm embarrassed about having made the first comment a negative one. D'oh. But, I do like the Cosmic Cutie! Even if Douglas Adams didn't. Funny patch, yes.


Just add

  ?w=1
to the Github URL to ignore whitespace.


That's not the problem. The problem is the person making the PR projecting their own style choices instead of following the project's. They explicitly changed other contributors' code in a negative (stylistic) way.


Bram is the creator and maintainer of vim and the author of that patch. https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/vim_dev/QCj8lIntzCk

The space following the "#" is meant to signify that the preprocessor directive is nested one layer deep. You can see that this style is used in other files, like here: https://github.com/vim/vim/blob/master/src/gui.c#L40-L42

So no, I think this is Bram bringing one file's indentation style in line with the rest of the project.


> The space following the "#" is meant to signify that the preprocessor directive is nested one layer deep.

Ohhh! I really like that idea. I may adopt that, though I tend to avoid most preprocessor usage so I have little opportunity to try it out.


The output of the command, for the curious:

                            oooo$$$$$$$$$$$$oooo
                        oo$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$o
                     oo$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$o         o$   $$ o$
     o $ oo        o$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$o       $$ $$ $$o$
  oo $ $ "$      o$$$$$$$$$    $$$$$$$$$$$$$    $$$$$$$$$o       $$$o$$o$
  "$$$$$$o$     o$$$$$$$$$      $$$$$$$$$$$      $$$$$$$$$$o    $$$$$$$$
    $$$$$$$    $$$$$$$$$$$      $$$$$$$$$$$      $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$    $$$$$$$$$$$$$    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$  """$$$
     "$$$""""$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$     "$$$
      $$$   o$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$     "$$$o
     o$$"   $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$       $$$o
     $$$    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$" "$$$$$$ooooo$$$$o
    o$$$oooo$$$$$  $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$   o$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    $$$$$$$$"$$$$   $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$     $$$$""""""""
   """"       $$$$    "$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$"      o$$$
              "$$$o     """$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$"$$"         $$$
                $$$o          "$$""$$$$$$""""           o$$$
                 $$$$o                                o$$$"
                  "$$$$o      o$$$$$$o"$$$$o        o$$$$
                    "$$$$$oo     ""$$$$o$$$$$o   o$$$$""
                       ""$$$$$oooo  "$$$o$$$$$$$$$"""
                          ""$$$$$$$oo $$$$$$$$$$
                                  """"$$$$$$$$$$$
                                      $$$$$$$$$$$$
                                       $$$$$$$$$$"
                                        "$$$""""


11 months and no emacs port yet? Preposterous!

I guess it's not needed, Emacs users are already happy :-)


Case in point: we have nyan-mode. </case>


Is it just me that mixing formatting fixes with the functional change itself makes me quiver?


This reminded me of a relevant scene from Curb Your Enthusiasm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_1FbjuJp4E


Tsk tsk! Commit mixes gratuitous whitespace changes with semantics. Oh, why? You just don't do that.

Come on, "git commit --patch", pick out the changes ...


Did you mean "git add --patch"?


A lot of commands know about patch nowadays.


Sure enough, I just tried it and had a chuckle.


Having (2015) in the title would be nice :)


They put 2005 instead, close enough.


  #!/usr/bin/ex -u
  smile
  quit
Alias all commands to this script for unlimited fun.

(Edit: HN syntax)


On mobile this is nothing meaningful, could someone please share a screenshot?




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