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Liberating the Programmer with Prorogued Programming



Mehrdad Afshari introduces prorogued programming, a new programming paradigm based on 3 principles: proroguing concerns, hybrid computation and executable refinement.


Mehrdad Afshari is a Graduate Student Researcher at the University of California, Davis, United States.

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SPLASH is the ACM conference on Systems, Programming, Languages and Applications: Software for Humanity. SPLASH is an annual conference that embraces all aspects of software construction and delivery. This is the premier conference at the intersection of programming languages, programming, and software engineering.

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Feb 05, 2013

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  • This presentation is TDD kryptonite

    by Dave Cheney,

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    Stubbing a function so you can rush to your goal for real ? Kent Beck would be rolling in his grave if he wasn't still alive

  • Re: This presentation is TDD kryptonite

    by Christina Roberts,

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    It seems this idea is orthogonal to TDD. It can even help TDD in a way, because, in principle, your initial, minimal, "failing", implementation could be a prorogued call that you would then expand to the concrete implementation.

    I would not be so sure about Kent Beck agreeing with your stance, since this post from him looks quite well-aligned with this idea to me:

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