Import module sys. Sys dot stdout dot write, quote: Hello world, end quote. import sys sys.stdout.write("Hello world")
Is computer code protected as speech by the First Amendment? If the government passed a non-intellectual-property-related law that made a certain type of software illegal, without a compelling interest, would the law be constitutional? For example, suppose Congress passed a law banning hello world programs. Would that be constitutional?
What about the code "translated" into English, as in the hello world haiku above?