[r-t] Writing method display software

Richard Johnston johnstonrh at amen.org.uk
Sun Nov 29 11:51:13 UTC 2015

Alan Burlison

> I picked Scala because I wanted to fiddle with code to learn how 
> computer-assisted method composition works, and because I have access to
> some fairly large machines. I'm arguably an outlier, so Scala may well 
> not be the right choice for other people.
> And remember, Real Programmers can write FORTRAN programs in any 
> language. Some things never change ;-)
> http://web.mit.edu/humor/Computers/real.programmers

As someone brougfht up iin the procedural age of computing, I have to 
admit that his interesting discussion of modern programming languages 
had provoked the repeated thought - but what machine level code do 
they generate and is it efficient? :-)

Richard Johnston

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