Thursday, April 19, 2007

In the preface to Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs, Abelson and Sussman state

“First, we want to establish the idea that a computer language is not just a way of getting a computer to perform operations but rather that it is a novel formal medium for expressing ideas about methodology. Thus, programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally for machines to execute.”

From jrm-code-project.