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... programs are letters from one programmer to another. The fact that computers can execute them is only
incidental.

Incidental!? What bunk!

Few programs would exist if they did not perform desired functions by being executed.

The readability of programs enhances their utility as tools and examples for programmers, but is a side issue.
Side issues can be important, no one buys a car just on the basis of it performing its primary purpose.


In reply to Computers declared extraneous by rir
in thread Cheap idioms by Juerd

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