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November 17, 2004

Language Oriented Programming - Article

My article about Language-oriented programming is published at our company's site.

Special thanks to Rob Harwood, who helped me a lot with writing the article!
Actually the process of writing the article was the following: I explained to Rob what I want to see in the given paragraph, then he wrote the text, the we have edited it together, I commented on the text, he changed it again and so on. With my poor English and lack of experience in writing articles I could never finsh this article without Rob's help.

Posted by Dmitriev at November 17, 2004 08:15 PM


Dear Sergey,

I think you need some wake-up call. Stop trying to destroy the most beautifull art on earth: translating the solution model in your head to an abstract, text-based and error-prone language , which luckily has some limitations which you should and, when you're a good programmer, will overcome.

Think about it.

Posted by: Arnout Roemers at June 22, 2005 06:18 PM

Dear Arnout,

I think that what he is doing is creating a new art, which is translating the solution model in your head to abstract concepts that can be written (or drawn or whatever) in a simpler, but much more expressive language.

I also think that someone who can automate what right now is an artistic (as you name it, I call it manual) process... is nothing but an excellent programmer.

Because what we programmers spend most time in is exactly doing that: automating manual processes.

Not pretending to start a flame war, just my opinion.

Posted by: Augusto Ruiz at August 30, 2005 08:50 PM