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gonzohunter opened this Issue Jul 16, 2013 · 34 comments

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gonzohunter commented Jul 16, 2013

Why? Why? Why?

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Why not? Why not? Why not?

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mame commented Jul 16, 2013

Why not? Why not? Why not?

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jmorais Jul 16, 2013

not because it is easy but because it is hard

jmorais commented Jul 16, 2013

not because it is easy but because it is hard

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Gabrielmtn Jul 16, 2013

George Mallory would say: "Because it was there"

Gabrielmtn commented Jul 16, 2013

George Mallory would say: "Because it was there"

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dsoprea Jul 16, 2013

It's awesome and inspired.

Computer Scientists and generally-terrific engineers often choose to do examples that are largely academic in nature because that engineer (or maybe -any- engineer) hasn't yet encountered that class of problem. They do this because the question can present a challenge to efficiency or elegance, or even defy a solution completely.

Often times, the journey produces lessons along the way that can be applied to other problems. On occasiona, it's a trainwreck that produces little fruit. However, when the answer is found, you might find new ways to do old things. If the answer is elegant, you can put another star next to your name attesting to the fact that there is one more question that you've never backed-down from, and answered beautifully.

I, for one, was astounded to find that, not only could he loop through fifty different languages, but that he ended up at the same code with which he began. This is a testament to how fundamental/efficient that each transient result was: there was no additional gibberish was produced by any specific one, which would likely produce more gibberish at one or more downstream steps.

As far as practicality is concerned, there is often a need to produce any number of libraries for programmers to develop against. The best of us find a way to define a structure that we can then permute to whatever language is required. Apache Thrift produces such a mechanism for client-libraries.

Thanks for doing this, Gabriel.

dsoprea commented Jul 16, 2013

It's awesome and inspired.

Computer Scientists and generally-terrific engineers often choose to do examples that are largely academic in nature because that engineer (or maybe -any- engineer) hasn't yet encountered that class of problem. They do this because the question can present a challenge to efficiency or elegance, or even defy a solution completely.

Often times, the journey produces lessons along the way that can be applied to other problems. On occasiona, it's a trainwreck that produces little fruit. However, when the answer is found, you might find new ways to do old things. If the answer is elegant, you can put another star next to your name attesting to the fact that there is one more question that you've never backed-down from, and answered beautifully.

I, for one, was astounded to find that, not only could he loop through fifty different languages, but that he ended up at the same code with which he began. This is a testament to how fundamental/efficient that each transient result was: there was no additional gibberish was produced by any specific one, which would likely produce more gibberish at one or more downstream steps.

As far as practicality is concerned, there is often a need to produce any number of libraries for programmers to develop against. The best of us find a way to define a structure that we can then permute to whatever language is required. Apache Thrift produces such a mechanism for client-libraries.

Thanks for doing this, Gabriel.

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mengzhuo Jul 17, 2013

Sheldon Cooper would say "Because we can"

mengzhuo commented Jul 17, 2013

Sheldon Cooper would say "Because we can"

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mengzhuo, i would a button "like" for the comments.

phyw commented Jul 17, 2013

mengzhuo, i would a button "like" for the comments.

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darth10 Jul 17, 2013

Why not? Maybe this could be useful for showing off all open source lanauges? 😄

darth10 commented Jul 17, 2013

Why not? Maybe this could be useful for showing off all open source lanauges? 😄

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mdesantis Jul 17, 2013

"Why?" Because it's beautiful and funny. It's "nerd art" :-)

mdesantis commented Jul 17, 2013

"Why?" Because it's beautiful and funny. It's "nerd art" :-)

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kaminskypavel Jul 17, 2013

ultimate derping.

kaminskypavel commented Jul 17, 2013

ultimate derping.

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sheharyarn Jul 19, 2013

"Because I can, bitches!" 🍪

sheharyarn commented Jul 19, 2013

"Because I can, bitches!" 🍪

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dreamyguy commented Feb 25, 2015

Be cause

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Jiri-Kremser commented Feb 27, 2015

👍

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mindvox Apr 26, 2015

This is so awesome!

mindvox commented Apr 26, 2015

This is so awesome!

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captainpete commented Jun 16, 2015

🌷 🐢

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seclorum Jul 20, 2015

Why? Because. Because why? Because why because.

seclorum commented Jul 20, 2015

Why? Because. Because why? Because why because.

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devalih Sep 13, 2015

Shit happens

devalih commented Sep 13, 2015

Shit happens

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SalchiPapa Sep 13, 2015

Beacuse it ...:feelsgood:!

SalchiPapa commented Sep 13, 2015

Beacuse it ...:feelsgood:!

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prijindal Oct 11, 2015

One of the applications can be to encrypt a program
Let's say someone writes program in X and quine it and convert it to Y which can't be used to give back the original code untill run through some kind of custom compiler

prijindal commented Oct 11, 2015

One of the applications can be to encrypt a program
Let's say someone writes program in X and quine it and convert it to Y which can't be used to give back the original code untill run through some kind of custom compiler

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hauzer commented Oct 19, 2015

Autism.

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Arugin commented Dec 14, 2015

Oh.

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ignaciotcrespo Feb 7, 2016

Love it! I was creating a program that generates a quine java code, and found this piece of art. Good job! 👍

ignaciotcrespo commented Feb 7, 2016

Love it! I was creating a program that generates a quine java code, and found this piece of art. Good job! 👍

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rtheo Apr 29, 2016

Amazing achievement truly.
The next logical step of course would be to make this into a 100-step loop performing also some calculation like adding up from 1 to 100. That would be enough of a proof for the existence of Quine Combinators!

rtheo commented Apr 29, 2016

Amazing achievement truly.
The next logical step of course would be to make this into a 100-step loop performing also some calculation like adding up from 1 to 100. That would be enough of a proof for the existence of Quine Combinators!

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rtheo May 18, 2016

For the hell of it of course!

rtheo commented May 18, 2016

For the hell of it of course!

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merlano17 Sep 1, 2016

Great Work :-)

merlano17 commented Sep 1, 2016

Great Work :-)

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74274265j commented Sep 2, 2016

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i336 Sep 22, 2016

WHYYYyyyyyy

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Was the first thing I thought of. Love this project

i336 commented Sep 22, 2016

WHYYYyyyyyy

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Was the first thing I thought of. Love this project

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thierryrene Sep 25, 2016

this is a piece of art!

thierryrene commented Sep 25, 2016

this is a piece of art!

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RedMasterN Aug 12, 2017

I was going to ask the same question... WHY

RedMasterN commented Aug 12, 2017

I was going to ask the same question... WHY

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mar77i Nov 12, 2017

Because:

Programming is all about knowing when to boil the orange sponge donkey across the phillipines with an orangutang gorilla crossed with a ham sandwich to the fourth power of twelve across the nile with an awful headache from the previous night when all of alfred's naughty jalapeno peppers frog-marched the nordic elves across the loom-lined geronimo induced swamp donkey over and above the fortran fortified kilomanjaro fence past the meticulously crafted anti disgusting sponge cake scenario where all the hats doth quoteth the milk which is not unlike the super werewolf from the infinite realm of ninja-step. it's hard to define, really.

source: https://discourse.codinghorror.com/t/why-im-the-best-programmer-in-the-world/1341/20

mar77i commented Nov 12, 2017

Because:

Programming is all about knowing when to boil the orange sponge donkey across the phillipines with an orangutang gorilla crossed with a ham sandwich to the fourth power of twelve across the nile with an awful headache from the previous night when all of alfred's naughty jalapeno peppers frog-marched the nordic elves across the loom-lined geronimo induced swamp donkey over and above the fortran fortified kilomanjaro fence past the meticulously crafted anti disgusting sponge cake scenario where all the hats doth quoteth the milk which is not unlike the super werewolf from the infinite realm of ninja-step. it's hard to define, really.

source: https://discourse.codinghorror.com/t/why-im-the-best-programmer-in-the-world/1341/20

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xypnox Dec 23, 2017

“The reason anyone would, which they can't, is because they could, which they can't.” - Rick Sanchez

xypnox commented Dec 23, 2017

“The reason anyone would, which they can't, is because they could, which they can't.” - Rick Sanchez

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Just found this and immediately thought of this project

i336 commented Jan 21, 2018

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Just found this and immediately thought of this project

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bigday Jan 30, 2018

"Because I can!"

bigday commented Jan 30, 2018

"Because I can!"

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adamc295 Jun 25, 2018

Just came here from wikipedia, and I just can't stop laughing.

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adamc295 commented Jun 25, 2018

Just came here from wikipedia, and I just can't stop laughing.

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