Code Monks

Avatar Author: boxofun It is said that actions speak louder than words. Here instead, words do all the talking. I think that comments are very important, and so I try comment 10x more than I write. Read Bio

Dear brothers and sisters in faith, I am writing to share a recent discovery that may bring reconciliation. Remember that our orders are still very close as we both strive to improve the life of our fellow man through code. It is only on the matter of giving credit that we differ, and while I wish that you recognized that a helpful code patch is a moral act regardless of whether it is acknowledged, I trust that you understand that our order has no particular objection to changelogs or credit, and that only technological limitation have forced us to do what we do. We had tried to lift those limitations, but without success. Until now, that is.

We have found a new way to leverage the specificity of the code we constructed to, for the first time, mix data with metadata in a way that resists evolution.

It is my sincere hope that this new technology may unite us again. We call it “introns”.

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  1. Toonrmicon Robotech_Master

    I get the feeling this is an allusion to or rewrite of something, but I’m not sure what. Funny, though.

  2. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    I like the monk spin, it adds that bit of solemnity with which a coder would regard his work, or an artist, but also the crazy fanaticism that goes with it. I also like the openness of the approach, and the strive for peace, however I’m not technologically minded enough to get what the cost of that peace will be. I’m not sure how to feel at the end, therefore. Mixing data..resisting evolution.. is it a good thing or bad? hm.

  3. Avatar boxofun

    I suspect it’s a good thing. We do have introns/exons today, after all, and we seem to be doing just fine.