|Choosing a parser for Mathematica input firstname.lastname@example.org (David Kirkby) (2010-11-07)|
|Re: Choosing a parser for Mathematica input email@example.com (2015-02-05)|
|parsability (was: Choosing a parser for Mathematica input) firstname.lastname@example.org (glen herrmannsfeldt) (2015-02-06)|
|Re: parsability and human factors derek@_NOSPAM_knosof.co.uk (Derek M. Jones) (2015-02-07)|
|Re: parsability and human factors email@example.com (glen herrmannsfeldt) (2015-02-08)|
|Re: parsability and human factors derek@_NOSPAM_knosof.co.uk (Derek M. Jones) (2015-02-10)|
|From:||glen herrmannsfeldt <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Sun, 8 Feb 2015 10:32:55 +0000 (UTC)|
|Organization:||Aioe.org NNTP Server|
|References:||10-11-017 15-02-009 15-02-011 15-02-013|
|Posted-Date:||08 Feb 2015 11:24:20 EST|
Derek M. Jones <derek@_nospam_knosof.co.uk> wrote:
(snip, I wrote)
>> I went to a talk, not so long ago, by someone actually studying people
>> using computer languages. It seems that many people who write papers
>> about how easy or hard they are to use don't actually do any tests
>> with real people.
> Yes, plenty of arm waving and personal opinions abound.
OK, here it is:
The talk was titled "The Programming Language Wars".
is a list of some of the papers by the author, and
paper number 7 is one people might find interesting.
The authorization system doesn't allow one to copy the link, but if
you go to the page you should be able to read it, even without an ACM
There is very little research into how people actually use features in
programming languages, though all designers seem to already know
He did actual tests with both experienced and new programmers.
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