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Using Simple Language to Program Computers

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Charles Murray
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Re: Not sure why?
Charles Murray   7/23/2013 4:56:19 PM
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I do wonder about debugging -- if it would be more difficult. If I haven't written the code myself, I would think it would be harder to figure out where I may have made a mistake, or added a rogue keystroke.

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naperlou   7/23/2013 9:36:25 AM
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The idea of using natural language to program computers is, perhaps, not a very realistic one.  The issue is information content.  Natural language has a fairly low information content.  Frankly, the regular expression that you show in the figure is not something I would want to deal with in debugging. 

Writing code is actually a very small part of programming a computer.  First, you need to determine the requirements.  Then you need to develop a design that satisfies those requirements.  Then you start to code.  In many environments, the amount of time devoted to coding is 10% to 15% of the time of a project. 

 

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