The International Obfuscated C Code Contest rewards creatively awful programming style. Credit is given for making the judges laugh or throw up, and creative abuse of the rules is encouraged. Here are links to my four entries that are among the winners.
  • 2013 - "Most poetic use of strings".  The program documentation is written in anapestic trimeter.
  • 2000 - "Best game".  The program documentation is written as a patent application
  • 1989 - "Best minimal use of C". Note that program lines are in alphabetical order.
  • 1988 - "Best abuse of C constructs",
See the ".c" files for the code and the ".hint" files if you cannot figure out the code.