Re: software progress (RE: Hardware Progress: $319/GF)

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Wed Sep 04 2002 - 20:51:19 MDT

Ben Goertzel wrote:
>>Software technology has not progressed in quite the way I would have liked
>>it to. I'd like to see specialized chips for graph rewriting to enable
> efficient pure functional programming, I meant to say
> I'd like to see supercompilation ( working already,
> and it would be if the software industry had placed a focus on code
> efficiency rather than code bloat

Yes. The "software industry" has largely been responsible for
many of the weaknesses of software and software development
today. Maximizing profit did not include maximizing many real
computer science values.


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