Code Is Poetry

Posted by: sangharsha

It is a slogan carried by wordpress blog, and often discussed at various places with interest by the programmers. Obviously its a mix of two entirely different domains: programming (technology) and literature (aesthetics).
But in fact its a very common matter; every professional has different (and often contrasting) interests/hobbies which they pursue, besides their profession.
And unfortunately :) I happen to be connected with these two domains: code and poetry.

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 co-exist beautifully. This world is an amazing place, it works just like that.

Code Is Poetry was last modified: December 25th, 2008 by sangharsha
 

Blog Comments

  1. Aneesh Lohani

    The most appealing aspect of this post is your creative imagination and your witticism – sounds like Mad TV (the humor series) And, although, the poetry part is abstruce – or simply a demonstration of your capacity to work subtle ironies – the whole package is well delivered. Do post more of those ironies.

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