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Discussion on: Is programming an art?

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As a participant/winner of the IOCCC I will say that those who say it's not an art aren't programmers or are very very inexperienced.

No emotion? I have no idea where they get that idea. What about game programmers (I'm one of them)? They think that that involves no emotion when you are creating another world? These people are beyond ignorant - they don't have a clue about human emotion or more likely emotion full stop.

Debugging is an art too.

Basically anyone who thinks programming is not an art isn't in the position to say that programming is not an art and therefore should not be considered worthy of being asked the question.

Simple as that.