While beauty may be skin deep

Ugly cuts to the bone…
Over at Coding Horror, young Jeff is complaining about the abuse of the words ‘Beautiful Code‘ wherein the best example of an essay that is in the book is from Yukihiro Matsumoto, who doesn’t even have the benefit of english as his native language, and he’s not really mentioning his own language in the essay.
It’s true, the beauty of the code isn’t in the language specifics, it’s in the expression that is being made.
Ugly code, however is ugly code, regardless of the language. It looks small, brutish and nasty.