Lector in Codigo or the role of the reader

  title={Lector in Codigo or the role of the reader},
  author={Alvaro Videla},
In this article I want to explore the relation between the process of writing computer programs with that of writing literary works of fiction. I want to see what parallels can we trace from the ideas presented by Umberto Eco in Lector in Fabula and Six Walks in the Fictional Woods, with the way we write programs today. The goal of this article is to ask--and try to answer--the following questions: what can we learn as programmers from literary theory? What ideas can we incorporate from that… CONTINUE READING
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