Sunday, July 12th, 2009
While the previous two days had already blown my mind, it seems as though the best had been saved for last. The day’s talks started with Collin T. Miller giving us his thoughts on how we can move away from text as the primary way of encoding computer programs and move towards other encodings that more closely resemble the domains in which we are trying to solve computing problems. While I found his ideas interesting, I don’t think I can agree with his notion that text should be replaced as the primary encoding for programs. I think that text is an excellent way of representing computer programs: it is concise, easy to manipulate, and easy to parse.