Evolutionary Programming!

Guillaume Piolat via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at puremagic.com
Wed Jan 6 04:13:37 PST 2016

On Wednesday, 6 January 2016 at 10:49:45 UTC, Ola Fosheim Grøstad 
> On Wednesday, 6 January 2016 at 10:09:57 UTC, Guillaume Piolat 
> wrote:
>> Brookes noted long ago that new language design would yield 
>> diminishing returns: 
>> http://worrydream.com/refs/Brooks-NoSilverBullet.pdf
>> That and the fact that hardware/OS vendors have incentive to 
>> push entrenched languages to developers, I don't see something 
>> too shocking happening in the language space.
> "no silver bullet" is an anecdotal meme from the 80s. The only 
> "insight" it provides is that we cannot engineer out the need 
> for good designers. That's rather obvious, isn't it?

I guess obvious in hindsight.
The point stands about programming languages: their debut brought 
us order of magnitude improvements, and new PL won't. But i'll 
take the 50% improvement any day of the week of course. :)

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