RE: Leventhal's challenge misses the point

Subject: RE: Leventhal's challenge misses the point
From: Miles Sabin <msabin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 28 May 1999 12:31:33 +0100
Andrew M. Greene wrote,
> Miles Sabin wrote,
> > It's not that I doubt the _intelligence_ of (most 
> > importantly) graphic designers, I just doubt that 
> > they'll have either the time or the inclination to 
> > learn how to be programmers.
> But isn't that the whole point? With XSL (or a similar 
> approach) they don't have to learn procedural 
> programming.

Do you have any evidence to support the claim that non-
programmer designers will have an easier time with
declarative languages than with imperative ones? The
HCI person sitting next to me wants to see the usability
studies ...



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