Autocoding project proposal.

phil hunt philh at
Fri Jan 25 18:28:11 EST 2002

On Fri, 25 Jan 2002 12:34:23 -0500, Steve Holden <sholden at> wrote:
>Way back in the 1980's, someone wrote a program called "The Last One", 

Ah yes, I remember that. (I'm showing my age :-))

>was intended to do all future programming for us. Nobody, we were told,
>would ever need to program again, as the programming would be done by "The
>Last One" and we would simply describe our tasks to it (isn't that
>programming anyway?). I seem to remember they even had the nerve to bring
>out "The Last One, Version 2",

Perhaps they should have called it "The Last One Really This Time Honest"...

>The criticism of your code is justified from an engineering point of view.

500 lines in one function... pass the sick bucket, please.

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