Refuel with mental calories

Reading some of _why’s “Poignant Guide to Ruby,” I imagined declaring variable names out of dream stuff:

private int height_of_cloud_nine;

Dim one_girl_in_all_the_world

var salary;

When I have nothing to program but the bareness of numbers, and with no number theory to go by, maybe I can get away with making up a world – a fashionable one, bright and clear and of light and morning, a thousand words behind a declare.

The methods tell a story; the objects abstract abstractions. Explanations absent from comments, but mechanics rightly expounded. A stack for airy candies manufactured between operative widgets, children programming with every box.

I abandoned myths because they meant nothing; I returned to them to feel something.