Re: [of topic] programming problems...

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Fri Jan 18 2002 - 13:29:00 CET

On Fri, Jan 18, 2002 at 09:03:57AM +0100, Kautzmann Gerd nicely wrote:
> >It would be nice for someone to create a VERBAL programming
> >language where you cuold speak to a microphone and tell the
> >computer what to do... but meanwhile we have to survive with what
> >we have got :)
> Heheh, that was the way how they designed Cobol ..... I don't like
> Cobol, but evrey time they invent a new programming language, they
> try to forget anything about older languages. Programming languages
> where invented to make programming easier for humans. New programming
> languages ar made to fulfill abstract programming ideas and schemes.
> Sorry couldn't resist ....

The problem in "verbal" programming is the human, not the computer (only
my opinion). The human language is at low standardisation level.

It is not possible to express in unambigous way the algorithms using
natural languale; it is for this raison that mathematics (and computer
languages) was invented: in order to codify the abstration.


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