This is about the question: Obfuscated C Code Contest 2006. Please explain sykes2.c
For me it is not clear why this question has so many upvotes. I think it looks like picking some complicated/obfuscated code from somewhere and ask what it does.
- It does not show any research effort (what the user has tried to solve it)
- It is very localized (only valid for this very problem)
While I think it is ok that it is not closed and also answered, I would like to know why it has so many upvotes? Is it considered to be a good question format to ask like this?