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Date: 2007-10-04 (20:03)
From: Ken Rose <kenrose@n...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Unsoundness is essential
skaller wrote:
> It seems a consequence of this manifesto is that the asserting
> of the assertions, if not their proofs, need to be encoded
> into the program in an effort to reduce the size of the output
> list.
> A difficulty here is saying the assertions in a comprehensible
> way which is well coupled to the original code. As you said
> previously, this probably requires an interactive system.
I think that in an industrial system, the assertions are going to have 
to travel with the code.  I can't imagine that a system that needs a 
particular, highly trained programmer (the one who wrote the thing) to 
cajole the compiler into generating code will ever be satisfactory to 
any business that writes code.

 - ken