Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 23rd Nov 2004 01:43 UTC, submitted by Lumbergh
Java JetBrains IDEA developer, Sergey Dmitriev, talks future programming paradigms and the problems with today's programming models.
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by Jigga on Tue 23rd Nov 2004 17:30 UTC

I really want to play devil's advocate with this one. I really don't think symbols and graphics will be the next generation in programming. I think that the next generation is already underway. Xaml, meta-associated technologies, and their next generations will take off and be the de facto standard for the next 10-20 years at least.

We will see more and more that companies will bring together XHTML-ish applications, XML, and <insert your favorite programming or scripting language here>. Symbol programming will probably not take hold for another 50-100 years or so if that. The world is not ready to go back to hieroglyphics. English has become the internation language of business and trade. Until that changes, unicode will be used and english as a base language.

Symbols should be relegated to being an high level view of hand code. How could it possibly stand on it's own?