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On the other hand the sculptor has considered the type of clay, the quantity, the tools she'd need to use to carve away those bits, and understands enough about what she wants to create to know what bits to carve away first.

Programming may not be (all) math, but it's not art, either.




"Programming may not be (all) math, but it's not art, either."

Huh? Maybe the kind of common 8-5 office programming around buisness logic is not, but to design any bigger project is definitely art.


Math can be considered an art, though not a fine art. Programming by either extension is an art (though again, not a fine art).

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematics_and_art


I don't see why it couldn't be a fine art.


Perhaps it could be practiced as part of a fine art, but like carpentry, programming itself isn’t.




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