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unknown encrypted programming languages

PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:52 am
by dellex
Hello,
some missions in ExtBasics require you to decipher an unknown programming language.
Can someone describe a realistic situation, where you might need that skill?

Thanks.

Re: unknown encrypted programming languages

PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:44 am
by cilpolir
every time you 'get' a file from someone who's paranoid enough to write his own encryption algorithm

Re: unknown encrypted programming languages

PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:00 am
by sanddbox
It's not encrypted, it's an unknown language. The point is that you should be able to look at a relatively simple piece of code written in a language you don't understand (Let's say you're a C/C++ guy and the code is in Java) and be able to use common sense/comparing against other languages to figure out what the code is doing.

Re: unknown encrypted programming languages

PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:11 am
by dellex
sanddbox wrote:It's not encrypted, it's an unknown language. The point is that you should be able to look at a relatively simple piece of code written in a language you don't understand (Let's say you're a C/C++ guy and the code is in Java) and be able to use common sense/comparing against other languages to figure out what the code is doing.

I see... thanks!