Copy and Paste, The Future of Programming?

I went to OOPSLA last year, and one of the things I found interesting, was this little language called subtext. I was horrified by it, here it was, a language based entirely on the concept of copy and paste. Here's one of the author's early blog posts about it, and the paper he submitted to OOPSLA. I think he's totally wrong, way off base, however, there's some interesting ideas in this paper, it's worth a read. You should watch the demo video as well, it's weird, really weird, but it takes the idea of runtime even further than Smalltalk.

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Jonathan Edwards 3672 days ago

Thanks, I take that as a compliment.


Ramon Leon 3671 days ago

As it was intended.

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