November 11, 2009

So you think you've achieved maturity?

Posted by Ben Simo

Some people say that Ada may be the last major high level language that will ever be developed, since automatic program generation techniques may be available in the not too distant future. Thus it seems fitting that the last major programming language be named in honor of the first female prorammer.
- Richard Wiener and Richard Sincovec,
Programming in Ada, 1983

Arrogance combined with foolish optimism? :)