An Ode to Or

poetry scala scalactic

How do I love Or? Let me Accumulate the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My IDE can reach, when feeling uncompiled
For the Ends of Concise Code and ideal Control Flow.
I love thee to the level of every day’s
Most quiet need, a quiet workspace and thorough documentation.
I love thee freely, as my functions strive for Good.
I love thee purely, as they capture errors with Bad.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs with Either, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints of Java! – I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my past programs! – and, if Venners choose,
I shall but love thee better after sys.exit(0).

A modern interpretation of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnet 43 inspired by the estimable Scalactic library.


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