[Semi OT] The programming language wars

ketmar via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at puremagic.com
Mon Mar 30 20:44:06 PDT 2015

On Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:49:00 +0000, Joakim wrote:

> 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.

that would be a big day!
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