Saturday, September 15, 2007

Dijkstra On Silver Bullets

As an aside I would like to insert a warning to those who identify the difficulty of the programming task with the struggle against the inadequacies of our current tools, because they might conclude that, once our tools will be much more adequate, programming will no longer be a problem. Programming will remain very difficult, because once we have freed ourselves from the circumstantial cumbersomeness, we will find ourselves free to tackle the problems that are now well beyond our programming capacity.

-- E.W. Dijkstra, 1972 (emphasis added), from this site

ps. On the bright side, there shall be job security!

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