[FoRK] The rise of the stupid?

John D. Mitchell johnm-fork at non.net
Sun Feb 27 11:01:10 PST 2005


>>>>> "Andy" == Andy Armstrong <andy at hexten.net> writes:
>>>>>> On 27 Feb 2005, at 17:34, zuzu wrote:
[...]

>> again, my opinion, the compiler is solely responsible for optimization;
>> code represents _design_ for a _rational abstraction_.

http://weblogs.java.net/blog/johnm/archive/2005/01/its_about_about.html


>> http://ask.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/02/22/1319204&tid=156&tid=4

> But compilers clearly aren't that clever yet. Watcha gonna do? Not
> program until they are? And who's going to make the compilers cleverer?
> I'm guessing you're not volunteering.

That presumes a sort of binary (either/or) take on languages.  In fact,
we're always creating languages, be they APIs, frameworks, models,
protocols, etc.:

http://www.artima.com/weblogs/viewpost.jsp?thread=81574

> I understand the utopian vision you're pushing but I have to wonder how
> you manage to survive in the real world. It must be torture.

:-)

Take care,
	John


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