[Semi OT] The programming language wars

Joakim via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at puremagic.com
Mon Mar 30 11:49:00 PDT 2015

On Sunday, 29 March 2015 at 21:17:26 UTC, Abdulhaq wrote:
> On Sunday, 29 March 2015 at 18:27:51 UTC, Joakim wrote:
>>> would suffice.
>> When you said "I think rodent-based UIs will go the way of the 
>> dinosaur," you seemed to be talking about more than just 
>> programmers.
> I'm still waiting for The Last One (from Feb 1981) to reach 
> fruition:
> http://www.tebbo.com/presshere/html/wf8104.htm
> http://teblog.typepad.com/david_tebbutt/2007/07/the-last-one-pe.html
> Once finished, there will be no more need to write any programs.

Heh, that article is pretty funny. :) In the comments for the 
second link, the lead programmer supposedly said, "For me TLO 
remains the 1st ever programming wizard. Wrongly advertised and 
promoted, but inherentlyt a 'good idea'."  Considering how 
widespread wizards are in Windows these days, the idea has 
certainly done well.

I do think that that concept of non-technical users providing 
constraints and answering questions is the future of building 
software, it just can't be built by one isolated guy.  The 
configuration and glue code can be auto-generated, but there will 
likely always need to be core libraries written in a programming 
language by programmers.  But the same automation that has put 
most travel agents out of work will one day be applied to most 
programmers too.

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