Using about three billion words, Steve Yegge makes the
observation that the
higher level the code, the less lines it takes to express a program,
which is basically a truism in Computer Science. For instance, it's easier
x1 = ((A * y) + B) * x * (1.0 - x)
than it is:
be about three times longer if it were written in Assembly than in C (and to
be fair, it might take less code if it were written in Python).
So what Steve says isn't anything new in this regard.
But in Steve's billion line manifesto, he does raise a few points about
IDEs that may make
my own ideas moot (or a lot less
easy to implement generally).
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