OT: on writing code

Luis luis at anachreon.co.uk
Tue Jan 29 09:07:18 CST 2008


And of course, here is the link: http://thinking-forth.sourceforge.net

Cheers,

Luis.


On 29 Jan 2008, at 15:05, Luis wrote:

> Leo Brodie's book has been given the open treatment and is  
> available for free online.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Luis.
>
>
> On 29 Jan 2008, at 13:28, Andre Garzia wrote:
>
>> Mark,
>>
>> can we say that is impossible to write elegant perl now since perl
>> always look bad...
>>
>> On a side reference, I've been reading both "On lisp" and "Thinking
>> Forth", very nice books with very nice and elegant code.
>>
>> Andre
>>
>> On 1/28/08, Mark Wieder <mwieder at ahsoftware.net> wrote:
>>> Eric Raymond's talking about Perl vs Python here, but the point's  
>>> valid (if
>>> you're reading the article online, just ignore the comments)
>>>
>>> "Also, I found I was spending more and more time wrestling with  
>>> artifacts of
>>> the language rather than my application problems. And, most  
>>> damning of all,
>>> the resulting code was ugly-this matters. Ugly programs are like  
>>> ugly
>>> suspension bridges: they're much more liable to collapse than  
>>> pretty ones,
>>> because the way humans (especially engineer-humans) perceive  
>>> beauty is
>>> intimately related to our ability to process and understand  
>>> complexity. A
>>> language that makes it hard to write elegant code makes it hard  
>>> to write
>>> good code."
>>>
>>> http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/3882
>>>
>>> --
>>>  Mark Wieder
>>>  mwieder at ahsoftware.net
>>>
>>>
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