Part 2: Software—The Computer’s Own Poetry
Sa-la-ga-doo-la Men-chic-ka Boo-la Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo. Put them together and what have you got? Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo.
—Walt Disney’s Cinderella
CODE IS POETRY
—Tattoo on a programmer’s arm
The Language programmers use to create software sounds a lot like the fairy godmother’s incantation: grep, mov, endif, cur_x, and selField. And software really is magical. You invoke your computer—maybe with a touch, at the command ...