[codecraft] Weekend Reading: Can Programming Be Liberated, Period

Philip Durbin philipdurbin at gmail.com
Thu Jul 16 18:17:47 EDT 2015

Cool, I'll try to check it out. I also found a PDF version that doesn't
require signup to download at
via http://www.wisdom.weizmann.ac.il/~dharel/papers.html

On Thu, Jul 16, 2015 at 5:11 PM, Michael Bar-Sinai <mich.barsinai at icloud.com
> wrote:

> Hello all,
> Here's a 2008 classic about programming in general. There were a few "Can
> Programming be Liberated from XXX" papers, really asking what are the
> things the bind programming so much that we don't even notice them. David
> Harel (proper disclosure: he's on my PhD committee) looks into what it
> would take to librate programming not just from various XXXs, but
> completely, and defines the "three straitjackets of programming".
> Plus, in today's world of over-opinionated flamewar hyperboles, you've got
> to like a paper stating that "the message here is deintely “maybe we should
> be thinking about thhs some more,” not “if you just do it my way you’ll be
> fine."
> http://www.academia.edu/2839009/Can_Programming_Be_Liberated_Period
> -- Michael
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