Poetry in code

  • Mike Wing
  • Published 2010 in ACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes


The best programmer I ever worked with wrote code that reads like poetry. His functions were terse and intriguingly antisymmetric. He used language features to the max. Many functions had a break, a continue, and a return, with no obvious way to change or remove any of them. And the functions called each other in sophisticated patterns. But, poetic software… (More)
DOI: 10.1145/1764810.1764813


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