From: email@example.com (The little lost angel)
Subject: Re: Career in computer science
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 22:03:52 GMT
Organization: Yes please, I'm quite disorganized & lost at the moment
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On Wed, 30 Oct 2002 08:18:52 -0000, "Kevin Aylward"
>I don't agree that programming is an art form at all. The modern sense
>of the word "engineering" is about using, mainly, known science
>principles and applying them. For the most part programming is that, so
>computer engineering seems a better description to me. Art is usually
>associate with new creations, and whilst I agree that both hardware and
>software have elements of creation, for the most part, its the same
>shit, different day sort of thing in reality.
Programming is a new creation. Just as with any sizable work
of art, even the same artist will produce a different piece when
attempting to replicate it. While there are certain elements that are
repeated, I think all of us have our own unique style of doing the
same thing. That's why its an art form.
>You can certainly teach programming. Again, for the *most* part, its all
>pretty routine stuff with 99% of it the same as the last project. Define
>inputs output and processing. set up data structures....break the
>problem down etc... and start typing.
Then by rights all of us should be able to produce same quality
programs the same way a bunch of assembly works can produce the same
quality products at the factory. i.e. I could write SuperSpice too! :D
But we don't, just because the basic rules (e.g. syntax and general
algo) can be taught, all of us absorbs it in different ways and
expresses it in differing forms.
It's just like writing a novel, for most part it's pretty routine
stuff with 99% of it same as the last noval. Define the situation, the
conflicts and endings. Set up characters... break the story down into
chapters etc... and start typing/writing.
But last I check, not everybody's a best seller or have works inducted
into the stable of literature as a classic. :)
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