Sat, 23 Aug 2003
Jim Weirich writes on
stripping out the text from a program, leaving only the "line
noise" (punctuation). He notes:
What I find interesting is the amount of semantic information that
still comes through the "line noise". For example, the "#<>"
sequence in the C++ code is obviously an include statement for
something in the standard library and the "<<" are output statements
That reminds me of something that Ward Cunningham described. He
called them "signature
surveys". It's a really sweet idea, even more impressive when
you see him demo it.
## Posted at 11:23 in category /misc