Payment Systems & Beauty

9 thoughts
last posted Jan. 5, 2013, 5:19 a.m.

5 earlier thoughts


So here are some cribbed criteria for a beautiful program might be:

  • A (program) that uses a minimum of additional assumptions or previous results.
  • A (program) that is unusually succinct.
  • A (program) that derives a result in a surprising way (e.g., from an apparently unrelated (library) or (protocol).)
  • A (program) that is based on new and original insights.
  • A (program) that can be easily generalized to solve a family of similar problems.

3 later thoughts