[FoRK] "Do not eat iPod shuffle."

Ken Meltsner meltsner at gmail.com
Tue Jan 11 11:55:15 PST 2005


Damn.  Whatever happened to constraints?  I was fully convinced that
they were the next big step beyond straight OO 10-15 years ago (back
in the days of CMU's Garnet, UWashington's DeltaBlue and Cassowary,
etc.), but they've gone the way of other declarative techniques* that
used to be hot, and are now just tricks used by a few erudite
programmers.

Is this another "worse is better"  or "programming languages for
average people" example?

Ken Meltsner


*  Rule-based programming and expert system shells, TK!Solver, 4 GLs
(or at least some of them), etc.


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