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Turing Award winner Barbara Liskov on CLU and why programming is still cool

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Re: mumbo jumbo

With default methods having now shown up in both Java and C# interfaces, the distinction is becoming increasingly difficult to discern.

I'm old enough for my early career to significantly pre-date C++, but I'm struck by the extent to which people who've been through college long after the advent of OOP can struggle with the basic concepts. I worry that programming has become "cool" in the same way as modern jazz: while many people acknowledge its intellectual rigour, few people actually understand it or want to listen to its practitioners.

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