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Do you ever dream in code?by frankus (Priest)
|on Nov 07, 2000 at 22:50 UTC||Need Help??|
I have regularly dreamt in code since I was about 12, first basic, pascal, lisp, c, sql and Perl.
Perl is cool as I usually dream about benchmarking and optimising the code :), the other day I dreamt I was in a team meeting; that was very disturbing, I found myself falling asleep in it.
I had dreams as a Windows user where I'd see a status bar with a process indicator crawling it's way to 100%. I had arguments with my Mum; I couldn't get up for work till my program had compiled.
My wife has quite often asked me things like "what is a character class?" or "what did you need to download from CPAN?", apparently I have quite vociferously argued, whilst asleep, that I wasn't budging till X had been completed.
I'd write it off as people winding me up if I hadn't heard an argument between my Mum and Dad. Mum was trying to get Dad to work. Dad threatened to send Mum to the head master and got really angry when she said "Peter, get up, you're asleep.
I am quite confident that this meditation is as old as the hills, but worth re-introducing so the newer monks can contribute.