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August 2004

07aug2004 · While the GC gently sweeps

A filk on “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”, by the Beatles:

I look at the term and I see the prog’s sleeping
While the GC gently sweeps
I look at the code and I see it needs cleaning
Still the GC gently sweeps

I don’t know why nobody told you
how to GC incrementally
I don’t know how someone could code you
they bought and sold you

I look at the box and I notice it’s beeping
While the GC gently sweeps
With every mistake we must surely be learning
Still the GC gently sweeps

I don’t know how you did get coded
you were very twisted too
I don’t know how you were invented
no one ever tested you

I look at your code and can see the bugs sleeping
While the GC gently sweeps
I look at your code
Still the GC gently sweeps

While getting the idea for the filk, I was thinking of a Lisp program, but during writing it turned out to be a Java one… :-P

NP: George Harrison & Friends—While My Guitar Gently Weeps

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