Last year, while watching coverage of the Tour de France, Stephan M noticed something a little strange. If he tilted his head by 90° and squinted just a bit, the profile maps showing the peaks and valleys of the mountain stage looked rather familiar. They were just like the monstrous routines written by his predecessor - the very same coder behind the Quadrasort.

"Following is a stripped down version of an almost 700 LoC method in Java," wrote Stephan," I removed anything except the control flow statements, so that you can grasp the full beauty of this masterpiece.

 

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