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My programming life is mainly discussed on http://sdi.thoughtstorms.info


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comment Phenotropic Program Design
If I understand correctly, Phenotropic Programming is a way to program large (often multi-computer), robust systems. The problem is, all the biological metaphors make it vague and difficult to translate into practical programming terms. Here I'm suggesting that certain programming constructs that aren't vague (ie. Monads, Promises etc.) might be a way to make some of those ideas of Lanier's concrete and practically progammable.)
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comment Why has C prevailed over Pascal?
Is it really true that they were ever head to head? I suspect this is a very PC-centric view. I'd guess that C was always way ahead in terms of actual use in production Unix systems right from its invention, and Pascal never got close in terms of number of lines of production code or working programmers.
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