Issue No. 06 - June (1975 vol. 8)
A.S. Liddle , TRW System Group
We have heard a lot said in the past few days about some very advanced techniques and ideas relating to better ways of developing software. While I would not take anything away from what has been said, I would like to point out that there are some very serious practical problems in getting the great majority of practitioners in the industry to use and benefit from SP. If the people that I deal with are representative of the industry in general, there are a lot of engineers and programmers who do not yet have an appreciation of SP. If we do not consolidate the gains that are possible in the use of advanced languages and language facilities, we may lose the potential benefits of SP.
A. Liddle, "The Need for Language Advances," in Computer, vol. 8, no. , pp. 69, 1975.