Programming & Poetry
What are the differences & similarities between programming and poetry?
Poetry lacks pointers ;-)
plus does anybody know any good resources that deal with the concept of beauty in programming? i found like maybe 2 or 3.
Poetry may not have pointers, but it does have allusions. :-)
I think all the Windows OS code is written as a haiku.
Code doesn't rhyme.
cf site of Richard Gabriel
I think the connection between coding and poetry is that 1) a lot of people want to connect coding with artistic expression (which it CAN be, but frequently isn't), and 2) that people who do both may find they get in `the zone' when they are doing both.
With a degree in both playwriting (did some poetry too) and CS, I'd have to say that the overlap between poetry and programming is pretty slim. I can only think of two commonalities:
To paraphrase Coleridge:
They are quite similar. You take a blank screen and fill it with words, beautifully indented.
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