Sunday, September 29, 2013

Postmodern Programming

Rob Rix:

It’s no coincidence that this loss of control and gain in precision go hand in hand; they are, in fact, one and the same. As abstraction increases, complexity decreases; and control flow is inherently complex. Specific control flow is the opposite of high abstraction. Per Kowalski, ALGORITHM = LOGIC + CONTROL; and in particular, declarative abstractions gradually abstract the control away, replacing it with structure.

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