What if you had a language that was all cut-and-paste

Anyone worth their salt as a programmer will tell you that programming by cut-and-paste is always, always, always a mistake. You might do it for expedience, because reworking whatever you’re cutting-and-pasting to be more generic might take longer than you have to deliver your result, but there is never a situation where it’s a good thing.

But the “subtext”:http://subtext.org/ language has a demo that posits the question “what if your language was built to handle all the issues for you?”:http://subtextual.org/demo1.html.

I don’t think I’ll be programming in in any time soon, but its always interesting when a new idea comes around.

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Michael Alan Dorman

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