figuerres wrote:

Ang3lFir3 wrote: strainge thought just occured to me....

What if Tolkein had written a programming language?


from what I know of him it would not happen; or it would be the language of mordor.

he saw the factory and most of "modern science" as basicly Evil.

"He who breaks a thing to try and understand it has left the path of wisdom"

or words to that effect.

on the other hand if he did decide that creative use of computers was a "white art" then I guess it would be a very elegant language

Bull.  He stated several times that his works were not allegorical in any way.  They were just stories.  Everyone has applied his stories as allegories for WWI or whatever.