“Is my cat Turing-complete?”

Opal with a Christmas tree Answering the questions that need to be asked…

“Is my cat Turing-complete?

As humorous as the article is, it does so to make a legit point at the end:

Jokes aside, cat-computing is the name I give to this generalized practice. In my experience, it happens quite often that when someone discovers a new feature of a language, they begin to use it everywhere, just because they can and they want to.

However, just like you can execute code using a cat but shouldn’t, it’s not because you can use a feature that you should.

P.S. The kitty in the image is Opal, before she grew up. She would even hide inside the bottom of the Christmas tree. 🙂

Cross-posted on my Data Guy (Me) blog

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