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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).
>>
>> ChrisA
> 
> 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.
> 
> -Jim
> 
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.
-- 
Robin Becker