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Re: Initial Draft Finding on Principle of Least Power

From: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>
Date: Sat, 24 Dec 2005 10:08:25 +0000
Message-ID: <43AD1E19.2060303@ninebynine.org>
To: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com
CC: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>, www-archive@w3.org, Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>

It's funny how related ideas seem to pop up together in different places.

This morning, I picked up my copy of ACM Queue magazine [1], Dec 2005/Jan 2006
issue, and read a debate about Model Driver Programming, that seems to touch on
many similar or related issues to PLP, albeit from a somewhat different
direction.  A key quote that made me think of PLP:
Although the same information [as Models] is in principle also contained in low
level code, it is practically inextractable ...
-- [p 48, Dr. Pro, para beginning "It also includes 5GL ..."]

While I don't feel the article ultimately goes anywhere useful (I say: "Just use
Haskell" :^) ), it does at least explore some of the tensions between
expressivity and processability.


[1] http://www.acmqueue.org/
The article concerned is called "Coding for the Code", but hasn't yet shown up
on the web site.  It usually takes a few weeks for print articles to appear
there, but the interesting ones eventually seem to make it.

Graham Klyne
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