April 26th, 2009

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On a Proposed Scheme for a Programmers' Guild

Arguing that the current average experience and proficiency of programmers is pretty low, and that programming malpractice incurs huge costs including the risk of occasional death of end-users, MIT Professor and Scheme co-inventor Gerald J. Sussman has proposed at ILC'2009 and on several other occasions [Update: as a joke] that programmers should be certified before their are allowed to practice. I heartily agree, but for the small prevention that follows.

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