Re: Software directions to ponder over...

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From: Adam L. Beberg (
Date: Wed Sep 27 2000 - 17:28:49 PDT

On Wed, 27 Sep 2000, Koen Holtman wrote:

> What is really needed to improve compilation and bug finding, if you don't
> want to thow away pointers, object handles, or those pesky recursive
> datastructures, is language constructs which allow the programmer to
> express `these two pointers/handles/etc that were passed into this
> function are guaranteed to point to different storage', and also `this
> object is owned by that object and the ownership relation is nowhere
> cyclic'.

Oh, you mean checking the function arguments? Noone wants to do that,
writing code that works right is way too much work. No language that
requires an intelligent user can last much longer. The balance between
power in a language, and any old user being able to "program" is
swinging towards the later, labor shortage (yea right) and all that...

- Adam L. "Duncan" Beberg -
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