Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Jun 2006 12:08 UTC, submitted by Mapou
General Development "There is something fundamentally wrong with the way we create software. Contrary to conventional wisdom, unreliability is not an essential characteristic of complex software programs. In this article, I will propose a silver bullet solution to the software reliability and productivity crisis. The solution will require a radical change in the way we program our computers. I will argue that the main reason that software is so unreliable and so hard to develop has to do with a custom that is as old as the computer: the practice of using the algorithm as the basis of software construction. I will argue further that moving to a signal-based, synchronous software model will not only result in an improvement of several orders of magnitude in productivity, but also in programs that are guaranteed free of defects, regardless of their complexity."
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RE[4]: WTF??
by egarland on Tue 13th Jun 2006 17:08 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: WTF??"
egarland
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2005-08-05

This guys idea sucks. I don't have to explain why that statement is true for it to be true.

Writing fault tolerant code is hard. Replacing function calls with something that does the same thing in a more complicated manner doesn't make things simpler or better.

Better error handling routines like try/catch in languages is a good thing (except please do it less stupid than Java did). That by itself would accomplish more than this guys bad idea.

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