Claire Quigley, thanks for taking the time to comment!
Anabel.
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It’s a bit unusual but there are increasing numbers of coders who enjoy mixing arts and science, e.g. making music with code: https://algorave.com/about/ or writing bots that repost tweets to make rhyming couplets: https://techcrunch.com/2013/01/13/pentametron-is-a-twitter-poet-that-gives-bots-some-literary-cred/.

I’ve always thought functional programming was more elegant by nature (though I’ve still written a fair amount of inelegant functional code!) It usually also takes a lot less code to get the job done. It can be slightly less immediately understandable than other styles of programming language — a bit like doing a cryptic crossword. But, as with the crosswords, once you’ve got hold of the “style” of thinking about things it’s fine. (The only exam I ever admired the elegance of a question in was one on FP).

Haskell was the first functional language I learned and there’s a book available online “Learn you a Haskell for Great Good” http://learnyouahaskell.com/

I don’t have any poems on Medium at the moment, but you can read a few here: https://alcluith.wordpress.com/about/poetry/ . Good to chat to you!

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