climbed the mountain of code and the very countenance of the almighty dropped me to my knees in revelation in all its mighty glory” level.

Metaphors. When you consider the theories behind the structures that can be utilized within a given programming paradigm, remembering that programming (in whatever language and with whatever paradigm is being used), can be made to do almost anything…

… it shouldn’t be surprising, given enough exposure/experience, that it becomes a metaphor usable on a theological level, on an “I climbed the mountain of code and the very countenance of the almighty dropped me to my knees in revelation in all its mighty glory” level.

Old programmers are fun to talk to when they reach that level. Mathematicians get that way about math. You see it in a lot of fields – any field with enough descriptive sufficiency to encompass nearly any human thought in its own language, both those already thunk, and those which were thunk not yet.

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