[NetBehaviour] Code Is Not Literature
c.a.b.daly at gmail.com
Fri Jan 24 05:51:30 CET 2014
this is a very interesting discussion, but
Alan points out, audience and purpose...
my first thought was "use" -- I will watch this opera in order to make a
subsidiary work; I will (re)use part of this code, and, hella, maybe I cite
it, maybe I wont
if it works, it is good
is it elegant
all part of this discussion...
On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 6:56 PM, Pall Thayer <pallthay at gmail.com> wrote:
> Everything needs to be decoded but it comes down to context. Someone
> attempting to decode my perl example as code might become very confused. It
> doesn't serve a purpose as a computer program. If you approach perl code as
> always having a useful function, it's not going to push your buttons. I
> could even see a serious perl programmer overlooking the serious message of
> the text. Who knows... perhaps I really am asking someone to push me off a
> cliff... but that's not what the code means. It has nothing to do with
> pushing a person, much less pushing a person over a cliff. It's simply
> adding an element to an array. And then, to top it all off, the array
> doesn't get used. Makes no sense. Or does it?
> On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 9:38 PM, mez breeze <netwurker at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 1:19 PM, Pall Thayer <pallthay at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> And, as a reply to Seibel's comments, do we not "decode" literature?
>> Mezangelle certainly needs to be decoded. Sometimes I even help out with
>> that [but only by "translating"/unpacking it into a diluted English
>> version, like here: http://wishforyouand.me/2014/01/23/day-20/ ].
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