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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • The basic process of creating a world feels rather religious in nature

    But playing god is what programmers always do, no?

    I think this is in fact a basic allure of programming: that rather than creating artifacts in the existing cosmos, the way everyone who creates something physical does, programmers create universes of their own. They’re usually extremely limited universes that consist of few entities with complex interactions, mind you, but universes nonetheless. (The cosmos works the other way around: innumerably many particles interacting in just four very simple ways to create everything we see.)