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Re: Grammar-Pattern Programmers: Is Over-Abstraction Delivering Projects Faster Or Slower?

Posted: July 11th, 2020, 9:20 am
by Cuchulainn
Lingusitic relativity in programming languages or "give someone a hammer and everything becomes a screw"
https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1808/1808.03916.pdf

Re: Grammar-Pattern Programmers: Is Over-Abstraction Delivering Projects Faster Or Slower?

Posted: August 7th, 2020, 12:06 pm
by Cuchulainn
I have just coined a new term: (Programming) Language Silo

In many cases, developers and quants' monolog interiors seem to be driven by their fascination/obsession with a single programming language (Sapir-Whorf again).  This is caused by idiosyncratic views 1) efficiency, 2) elegance, 3) personal preferences, 4) not business-driven.

C++ is being 'attacked' by proprietary, non-mainstream 'quiche' languages (Rust and GO spring to mind).
At this moment in time I think C, C++ and Python are good ones.

I never get asked "How do I design maintainable and flexible software systems on time and within budget? It says buckets about the educational systems. Looks bad.

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Re: Grammar-Pattern Programmers: Is Over-Abstraction Delivering Projects Faster Or Slower?

Posted: September 19th, 2020, 11:46 am
by Cuchulainn
The amateur software engineer is always in search of magic, some sensational method or tool whose application promises to render software development trivial. It is the mark of the professional software engineer to know that no such panacea exist.

Grady Booch