• Question: what are you going to do in the further future

    Asked by gerdabill to Phil on 18 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
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      Philip Wadler answered on 18 Jun 2010:

      The really hard problem for programming write now is distributed and parallel computing. We understand reasonably well how to write a program to run on one computer, but not how to write it on many computers. So we can’t deal well with writing programs to run on the web (distributed–lots of computers in different places) or multicores (parallel—lots of computers in the same place). So I’d like to contribute to that.