Tool to decode/encode in Brainfuck, an esoteric programming language consisting of characters like ++++---[+++].
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Brainfuck (or BF or Brainf**k) is a minimalist programmation language that takes its name from two words that refer to a kind of cerebral masturbation.
Brain Fuck is not a proper encryption system, but rather a programming language that has been obfuscated. Encoding consists in writing machine code (input) that returns text as output.
Machine operations are:
> : increment the pointer (+1),
< : decrement the pointer (-1),
+ : increment the byte in the memory cell where the pointer is located,
- : decrement the byte in the memory cell where the pointer is located,
. : send the value of the pointed byte as output (treated as an ASCII value),
, : insert an input byte (user input) in the memory cell where the pointer is located (ASCII value),
[ : if the pointed byte is 0 then jump to instruction after the corresponding ],
] : if the pointed byte is not 0 then jump to the instruction after the corresponding [
In order to shorten the code, an alternative syntax exists (shortcut BF) that uses i for increment, d for decrement, r for right, l for left each associated to a number to indicate the repetition of the operation.
Example: i4 (+ 4 times) => ++++ , d3 (- 3 times) => ---, r5 => >>>>>, l4 => <<<<
Once again it is not an decryption but rather an interpretation of the code (or brainfuck translator that turn brainfuck to text). With an interpreter and a brainfuck compiler, each byte send as output is then a plain text character.
Replace iX, dX, rX and lX by respectively +, -, >, < X times to get back the original BF code.
The message is composed of the 8 characters ><+-., (opening chevron, closing chevron, plus, minus, point, comma, open bracket, closing bracket)
The character [ should appear as many times as the character ]
The characters + and - are the most common and usually appear to +++ group or ---. It makes little sense (but possible) to have + and - consecutively.
The characters . and , are less frequent.
BF language was created by Urban Müller in 1993.
The copy-paste of the page "Brainfuck" or any of its results, is allowed as long as you cite the online source
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The copy-paste of the page "Brainfuck" or any of its results, is allowed as long as you cite dCode!
Cite as source (bibliography):
Brainfuck on dCode.fr [online website], retrieved on 2022-07-04,