Languages evolve too! Changing the software time scale

@article{Favre2005LanguagesET,
  title={Languages evolve too! Changing the software time scale},
  author={Jean-Marie Favre},
  journal={Eighth International Workshop on Principles of Software Evolution (IWPSE'05)},
  year={2005},
  pages={33-42}
}
Humans will have to live with software for a long time. As demonstrated by the Y2K problem, computer professionals used a wrong time scale when thinking about software. Large software products live much longer than expected. It took a few decades to the research community to admit that software engineering was not only about software development, but above all, about software evolution. However, most academics still consider languages as immutable artefacts. Language/software co-evolution… CONTINUE READING
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