Programming is writing

“Sometimes I wish there were no such thing as binary code, and that programs were written and sold in source form in the same way magazine articles, short stories, nonfiction books, and novels are sold: by being offered to publishers. Human readability would be as important as machine parsability. Code would be copyrighted, but never patented. All of it would be documented; that would be half the point.”

Edward Kiser on the c2 wiki page writing programs is writing. Perhaps someone should tell them about Maths….

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