About The Contest
The first ever Olympiad of Misguided Geeks contest at Worse Than Failure (or OMGWTF for short) is a new kind of programming contest. Readers are invited to be creative with devising a calculator with the craziest code they can write. One lucky and potentially insane winner will get either a brand new MacBook Pro or comparable Sony VAIO laptop.
Entry #100271: Third Grade Computing
My (first) entry does its calculating using the same methods taught in the third grade, thus being limitless in length. The real WTF is that it runs faster than XP's Power Calculator.
Tested (well, I ran the test cases) in Gentoo Linux with GCC 4.1.2 and GTK+ 2.10.12.