The winner of the Best Compilable Poem, Done Lean, chose to use C++ to write a nostalgic poem about how they felt about classic C:

“Long long time, ago,
I, can, still, remember, how;
typedef strct s{} was,
all, we, had;”


“From a technical perspective, the poem is a pure nugget: There are neither #include’s nor #define’s, nor any other boilerplate code—the whole text is a smooth human-readable text,” said the people at Source Code Poetry. “[The] Author only uses the ‘class’ keyword to make his point—classes are unnecessary for writing good code (there’s no such thing that couldn’t be coded in the bytecode as well).”

And the winner of the Popular Code went to an anonymous submitter who wrote a poem in Lithuanian.