Code That Made Me Cry, #CTMMC™

95% of all code makes me cry. The other 5% are white space.

Compressed Code (JavaScript, #41 / 50)

for (var i=0; i<6; i++) {
    var row = document.querySelector("table").insertRow(-1);
    for (var j=0; j<6; j++) {
        var letter = String.fromCharCode("A".charCodeAt(0)+j-1);
        row.insertCell(-1).innerHTML = i&&j 
            ? "<input id='"+ letter+i +"'/>" 
            : i||letter;

var DATA={}, INPUTS=[]"input"));
INPUTS.forEach(function(elm) {
    elm.onfocus = function(e) { = localStorage[] || "";
    elm.onblur = function(e) {
        localStorage[] =;
    var getter = function() {
        var value = localStorage[] || "";
        if (value.charAt(0) == "=") {
            with (DATA) return eval(value.substring(1));
        } else { 
            return isNaN(parseFloat(value)) ? value : parseFloat(value); 
    Object.defineProperty(DATA,, {get:getter});
    Object.defineProperty(DATA,, {get:getter});
(window.computeAll = function() {
    INPUTS.forEach(function(elm) { 
        try { elm.value = DATA[]; } 
        catch(e) {} 

You wouldn't believe that the above piece of JavaScript code is actually a simple implementation of a Spreadsheet where you can use Excel-style formulas. I'm not sure whether this code makes me cry with joy or pain. Don't believe it? Read the full article by Martín Proenza, explaining the code:


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