Curiosity stirkes me on 'import this'.

Daniel Fetchinson fetchinson at googlemail.com
Mon Mar 8 11:53:25 CET 2010


> I took a look at the 'this' module to see where the file is stored. This is
> probably old news to some people, but was new to me.
>
> print this.s
> Gur Mra bs Clguba, ol Gvz Crgref
>
> Ornhgvshy vf orggre guna htyl.
> Rkcyvpvg vf orggre guna vzcyvpvg.
> Fvzcyr vf orggre guna pbzcyrk.
> Pbzcyrk vf orggre guna pbzcyvpngrq.
> Syng vf orggre guna arfgrq.
> Fcnefr vf orggre guna qrafr.
> Ernqnovyvgl pbhagf.
> Fcrpvny pnfrf nera'g fcrpvny rabhtu gb oernx gur ehyrf.
> Nygubhtu cenpgvpnyvgl orngf chevgl.
> Reebef fubhyq arire cnff fvyragyl.
> Hayrff rkcyvpvgyl fvyraprq.
> Va gur snpr bs nzovthvgl, ershfr gur grzcgngvba gb thrff.
> Gurer fubhyq or bar-- naq cersrenoyl bayl bar --boivbhf jnl gb qb vg.
> Nygubhtu gung jnl znl abg or boivbhf ng svefg hayrff lbh'er Qhgpu.
> Abj vf orggre guna arire.
> Nygubhtu arire vf bsgra orggre guna *evtug* abj.
> Vs gur vzcyrzragngvba vf uneq gb rkcynva, vg'f n onq vqrn.
> Vs gur vzcyrzragngvba vf rnfl gb rkcynva, vg znl or n tbbq vqrn.
> Anzrfcnprf ner bar ubaxvat terng vqrn -- yrg'f qb zber bs gubfr!
>
> And some other attributes in 'this' module as well, that decodes the string.
> I'm curious. Was this encoded purely for fun?

Yes.

Cheers,
Daniel




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