Monday, July 17, 2006

The Art of Computer Programming

I wrote a small computer program in VBA today. Nothing sophisticated. Just a hundred lines or so. But I was very pleased with it. In fact, and I know this makes me a geek, I think it is quite beautiful. I’m pleased by how the looping structures worked, and it’s quite orthogonal. True, the naming convention for the variables needs a bit of work, but every work of art has at least one blemish.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fact that I have a small inkling of what that means makes me quite happy with my recent technology education.


4:24 p.m.  
Blogger Shawn Abigail said...

Thanks Ellen. I wasn't happy about the variable names because I didn't some sort of Hungarian notation for the naming convention.

I was working on another program in PHP today, which I wasn't nearly so happy with. It was cobbled together. It works, but it is in no way elegant. It looks more like the work of an apprentice than a craftsman.

8:57 p.m.  

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