"....'mezangelle' is in a similar league as Perl Poetry. 90% of Perl poetry (and I systematically collected it since years, including the early pieces of Larry Wall and Sharon Hopkins) is non-executable pseudocode as well. There is, however, one difference: All Perl poetry I know is just as naive as the original hacker ASCII Art (with its kitsch hearts, bunnies etc. painted as ASCII). You can find all kinds of love poems and haikus in Perl, but nothing that is actually interesting as contemporary poetry.
So with her work, mez does for code poetry as jodi and Vuk Cosic have done for ASCII Art: Turning a great, but naively executed concept into something brilliant, paving the ground for a whole generation of digital artists."
-Florian Cramer lecturing @ the Goethe Institute Barcelona, May 2002.