Spring 2022 - The Curtain



There are two paths into programming, I realized as I watched the students in my labs at the University of Toronto handle things like the trigonometric cake cuts with ease. You can enter it either through math or language. My way in is language. I studied linguistics, and I continue to compulsively learn languages, seeking out any opportunity to hear non-English, at the risk of boring friends and family. Programming is absolutely about eloquence and fluency, and conversely, language is absolutely about structure and design …


Luke Sawczak is a teacher and emerging writer living near Toronto. His writing has appeared or is slated to appear in various magazines across North America and elsewhere, and he has a creative nonfiction collection published by Life Rattle Press. In his spare time he composes for the piano and codes small web applets.