On 05/07/2018 21:43, Jim Lee wrote:
>>> identifying the poisonous berries.
>> I would respect your analogy more if every compiler used today were
>> forty years old and not being developed by anyone other than its
>> original creator(s).
> It's not about compilers - it's about skills.? As programming becomes more and more specialized, it becomes harder and harder to
> find programmers with a skill set broad enough to be adaptable to a different task.
I suspect compiler writing is a task that an AI could be taught. The villagers will shout "hey siri I need a compiler" and one
will be provided, of course by that time they will all have forgotten about eating berries in favour of soma or equivalent.