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Programming as creativity

You make a good point, MondoMan, but I think that the ability to see maths as a creative thing very much depends on how one's mind works, and not everyone sees the world that way.

I got into programming because it triggered the language based part of my brain (I love learning foreign languages), rather than the maths part (in which I will be the first to admit I am not so strong, although how much of that may have been influenced by undiagnosed depression in childhood and when at university, I don't know; with hindsight it is incredible that my brain managed to take in anything properly), which meant that I struggled later with some of the more mathematical-type parts is some programming languages (although that might just have been bad experiences with Perl syntax and low-level stuff such as C memory pointers…!).

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