Friday, July 27, 2007

Code Is Poetry!

Its a slogan carried by wordpress, and often discussed at various places with interest by the programmers. Obviously its a mix of two entirely different domains : programming and literature. Unfortunately I happen to be connected with these two. People often question me on this, and i dont know what it is.

But basically its a very common matter, every professional has a different(often contrasting) interests which they pursue.


I found this piece of BASIC(similar to BASIC) code, which mimics the concept.

DO (5) NEXT
(5) DO FORGET #1
PLEASE WRITE IN :1
DO .1 <- '?":1~'#32768$#0'"$#1'~#3
DO (1) NEXT
DO :1 <- "'?":1~'#65535$#0'"$#65535'
~'#0$#65535'"$"'?":1~'#0$#65535'"
$#65535'~'#0$#65535'"
DO :2 <- #1
PLEASE DO (4) NEXT
(4) DO FORGET #1
DO .1 <- "?':1~:2'$#1"~#3
DO :1 <- "'?":1~'#65535$#0'"$":2~'#65535
$#0'"'~'#0$#65535'"$"'?":1~'#0
$#65535'"$":2~'#0$#65535'"'~'#0$#65535'"
DO (1) NEXT
DO :2 <- ":2~'#0$#65535'"
$"'":2~'#65535$#0'"$#0'~'#32767$#1'"
DO (4) NEXT
(2) DO RESUME .1
(1) PLEASE DO (2) NEXT
PLEASE FORGET #1
DO READ OUT :1
PLEASE DO .1 <- '?"':1~:1'~#1"$#1'~#3
DO (3) NEXT
PLEASE DO (5) NEXT
(3) DO (2) NEXT
PLEASE GIVE UP
My point is, not everything in the world is justifiable. Some things look odd and yet they are beautiful. Some things are well accepted and yet they are questionable.

This world is an amazing place, it works just like that.

1 comment:

Izellah said...

Well said.