[seqfan] Re: Primes in Malbolge

Charles Greathouse charles.greathouse at case.edu
Thu Sep 22 15:38:52 CEST 2016

My understanding is that Malbolge is best thought of as a cryptosystem, and
apparently Lou Scheffer has decent cryptanalysis. A quick search shows that
he went further than I remembered, and has instructions (though not
explicit code) on a BF interpreter
which would solve that task by transpiling, e.g.,

Charles Greathouse
Case Western Reserve University

On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 7:53 AM, <hv at crypt.org> wrote:

> I suspect not - I infer from the details in the articles on Wikipedia
> and Esolangs [1] that only a handful of programs have ever been written,
> and that that isn't one of them.
> I've explored a few esoteric languages, and learnt a bit by attempting to
> write code in some of them, but Malbolge does not feel like it would be
> particularly profitable to spend time on.
> Hugo
> [1] http://esolangs.org/
> Alonso Del Arte <alonso.delarte at gmail.com> wrote:
> :Has anyone ever written a program to compute prime numbers (A000040) in
> :Malbolge? I know, it's a tall order, considering that the creator of that
> :hellish computer programming language couldn't even get it to say "Hello
> :world."
> :
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