I am actually not really that desperate for "minimal code as an art form",
but it seemed like a fun thing to stimulate a few of the old pros to contribute something - even old favorites.
As you said, the gallery is far too large (a good thing, really
) to look through it casually
just "to see if anyone has been in that space before".
And of course, I have
seen many of your lovely pieces, Kipling, including the tiny 53, 49, 43,
but also the complex creations like luminous, minerals, city and Bom..
I would probably even say that the really-designed perspiration-induced
are clearly superior in any sense of aesthetics other than the pure minimalism for its own sake.
I was actually after something else:
Really my intention was
also : to give newbies something to copy really fast
and then marvel at the complexity from such simple starting conditions
This, to my mind, is probably CFs greatest strength:
to get to very complex output,
without any compromises in quality,
in such immediacy and ease.
The one-liner challenge hopes to induce even people 'just lurking a bit' to give it a try:
come on, copy that ONE LINE, and examine:
what could it POSSIBLY contain to create THAT weird result !
Editing the variables, probably just half a dozen, to see the effect... "how hard can it be
is a playful way to get into very serious mathematics
and the core of programming almost on the side.
I understand that that too, "CF as an educational tool"
has been covered somewhere, sometime, someplace in this lovely wikiverse,
but I might elaborate on it a little more some time
Waving into the round of old established CFians,