Think contracts and code live in separate universes? Think again. They’re more similar than you think. In fact, drafting a contract is a lot like writing code. Here’s why:
1. Each and every word, sentence and paragraph is operative and has a purpose. One reason why both contracts and code seem unintelligible to non-experts is that they tend to be very dense. Both condense conceptual ideas into a minimalistic instruction set to dictate behavior based on measurable inputs. Also crucial is the choice of inputs, which determine a contract or program’s flexibility and responsiveness to different situations.