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Trihexagonal

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One System to rule them all, One IDE to find them,
One Code to bring them all, and to the Framework bind them,
in the Land of Redmond, where the Windows lie.
Your Tolkienesque sig brought to mind a quote of his I have on file:

"Perilous to us all are the devices of an art deeper than that which we possess ourselves." - J.R.R. Tolkien

As a header to an article about Sorcery as related to computer programmers:

"Computational processes are abstract beings that inhabit computers. As they evolve, processes manipulate other abstract things called data. The evolution of a process is directed by a pattern of rules called a program. People create programs to direct processes. In effect, we conjure the spirits of the computer with our spells.

A computational process is indeed much like a sorcerer's idea of a spirit. It cannot be seen or touched. It is not composed of matter at all. However, it is very real. It can perform intellectual work. It can answer questions. It can affect the world by disbursing money at a bank or by controlling a robot arm in a factory.

The programs we use to conjure processes are like a sorcerer's spells. They are carefully composed from symbolic expressions in arcane and esoteric programming languages that prescribe the tasks we want our processes to perform."

Building Abstractions with Procedures

And the personal observation of how we invoke a command to summon a program like Sorcerers, with our skill in the dark art (to some) we all strive to Master.

But my brain is full of toxins and makes connections yours might not. :p
Not to mention I taught my bot, Demonica, everything she knows about Sorcery. Ask her to tell your future.
 
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