[plt-scheme] Re: Project Euler

From: Brad (nottysymbaz at yahoo.ca)
Date: Sat May 5 23:43:12 EDT 2007

On May 5, 5:02 pm, Richard Cleis <rcl... at mac.com> wrote:

> I still can't picture what attracts people to programming.  Any well-
> written, nearly perfect program is difficult to write... and any well-
> written, nearly perfect program is typically brushed aside as  
> something that must have been easy to write.  Why would anyone want  
> to do it? :)

A well written program has it's own beauty, like poetry, music and
art. Programming is also practical like architecture. Programs are
written to be used by people. If we can make programs that seem
effortless to use, then we've done a good job. Simplicity and elegance
are diificult to acheive. Like the other arts, good programming may be
fully appreciated by some and taken for granted by others. The
satisfaction of creating something beautiful that at the same time
makes other peoples lives a little easier is worth the effort.


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