What is Expressiveness in a Computer Language

Chris Smith cdsmith at twu.net
Tue Jun 27 19:50:03 CEST 2006


Dr.Ruud <rvtol+news at isolution.nl> wrote:
> > So it seems to me that we have this ideal point at which it is
> > possible to write all correct or interesting programs, and impossible
> > to write buggy programs.
> 
> I think that is a misconception. Even at the idealest point it will be
> possible (and easy) to write buggy programs. Gödel!

I agree.  I never said that the ideal point is achievable... only that 
there is a convergence toward it.  (In some cases, that convergence may 
have stalled at some equilibrium point because of the costs of being 
near that point.)

-- 
Chris Smith - Lead Software Developer / Technical Trainer
MindIQ Corporation



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