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Re: One Ring to Bind Them

From: Marshall Spight <mspight_at_dnai.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2004 01:01:27 GMT
Message-ID: <H%oDc.98848$2i5.74802@attbi_s52>


"Tony Douglas" <tonyisyourpal_at_netscape.net> wrote in message news:bcb8c360.0406180909.7fe81c07_at_posting.google.com...

>

> It is my firm (and hardening) view that the imperative model of
> programming, with its silly word/record at a time view of the world
> and reliance of fiddling with variables, is the source of the majority
> of the programming world's ills. I think it is simply bizarre that in
> the 21st century we are still being encouraged to think in terms of
> updatable cells of storage and simplistic kiddie steps when far higher
> levels of abstraction are readily available. This is one of my two
> main bugbears with TTM; that it rejects declarative / applicative /
> referentially transparent models of programming - so although it's
> much better in terms of handling relations, in terms of programming,
> operator definition etc. it's just more of the same old stuff.

Hear hear! Bravo! Bravo!

Please, tell my what is your *other* main bugbear with TTM.

Marshall Received on Sat Jun 26 2004 - 20:01:27 CDT

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