Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Closure - Code is Data

Wall, Escher and Berners Lee: An eternal golden braid On "Drawing Hands": "With my ever-present geek-glasses on, I see the hand of the left as symbolizing data. The hand on the right symbolizes code. The code is of course also data which in turn, can be viewed as code. Somebody once said that a data structure is nothing more than a poor, limited programming language. I like that. Two hands. One hand, inter-twingled in the drawing of the other hand."

"With my ever-present geek-glasses on, the hand on the left in Escher's print also belongs to Larry Wall[7], inventor of Perl[8]. Perl is a good example of a computer code format that is good at embedding computer data formats. The hand on the right belongs to Tim Berners-Lee[9]. Inventor of HTML. HTML is a good example of a computer data format that is good at embedding computer code formats. Two hands. One hand, inter-twingled in the drawing of the other hand."
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