Re: Semi-Automated Programming

Darin Sunley (
Tue, 13 Jan 1998 10:54:04 PST

>What I was thinking would be a high priority for software development
>companies is a form of semi-automated programming software. Basically,
>this would be a very high-level programming language which could help
>programmer do in little time what previously took hours of coding.

Some stuff like this already exists, though probably not on the scale
you're thinking of. Rapid Application Development (RAD) systems
like Microsoft Visual C++, Visual Basic, and Borland C++Builder, as
well as Delphi, automate the tiresome task of writing user interface
code for GUIs, allowing the programmer to concentrate on "event
handlers", little chunks of code that get called when user interface
elements (buttons, etc) get pushed.

I don't know if these sorts of things have been extended beyond UI
programming tho.

Darin Sunley

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