[plt-scheme] Re: Programming for non-programmers

From: Joe Marshall (jrm at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Fri Oct 15 10:13:29 EDT 2004

Eric Kidd <eric.kidd at gmail.com> writes:

> Programming can be outsourced only because of the low ratio of hard
> thinking to actual programming.  Scheme is a joy, here--with the right
> macro languages and good programmers, you can close the gap between
> thinking and coding in almost any problem domain.  Once you've
> designed your software precisely (which I'm repeatedly told is the
> only way to succeed at outsourcing), why is there any implementation
> work left?

Consider the size of the `null program'.  If you want to write code
that does nothing in java, you need at *least* this:

public class NullProgram {
    public static void main (String args[]) {

That's a lot of code that does exactly nothing.

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