Is Programming Poetry?
Andy Raskin
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This is quite a thought-provoking article. Check out If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript for some interestingly poetic code.

It’s debatable on whether you can express emotion through code. Well-written, beautiful code certainly evokes positive emotions in me.

Sloppy, buggy, and confusing code evokes negative emotions. While I imagine that isn’t (always) the intent, the developer community could benefit from understanding it is often perceived that way.

What emotions do I want to convey? What emotions am I conveying? Thinking in these terms could improve motivation and understanding within development teams and across open-source projects.