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 No Silver Bullet

Nice discussion on the general subject of programming.

"What does a high-level language accomplish? It frees a program from much of its accidental complexity. An abstract program consists of conceptual constructs: operations, data types, sequences, and communication. The concrete machine program is concerned with bits, registers, conditions, branches, channels, disks, and such. To the extent that the high-level language embodies the constructs one wants in the abstract program and avoids all lower ones, it eliminates a whole level of complexity that was never inherent in the program at all."
No Silver Bullet

 (Submitted by Noel Wed Oct 18, 2006 )

  


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