[Haskell-cafe] extending the notion of notation
spam at scientician.net
Tue May 20 19:25:49 UTC 2014
On 2014-05-20 20:59, Albert Y. C. Lai wrote:
> Can programming be liberated from the plain text file?
I hate to be downer, but every single time I've seen a proposal for this
it has failed to account for how, *exactly*, it is actually different in
any meaningful way from the failed attempts at addressing this issue.
I've often been quite tempted to draw up a checklist à la the infamous
spam-fighting checklist for why
$YOUR_IDEA_FOR_NON-TEXT-BASED_PROGRAMMING won't work -- at the very
least it'd serve as a time-saver whenever this comes up :).
We can all dream, but unless and until someone comes up with something
*radically* different from previous attempts, it just ain't going to happen.
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