Pontifications

Not sure I understand all of what Graydon wrote about sub-Turing languages but it seems like:

"timed automata and visibly-pushdown automata" + 
"a kind of extension of interface definition languages\
 to cover (branching) sequences of permitted calls and returns." + 
"formulae in temporal logics that range over possible\
computation paths within a formal system." 
= reliable programming for many problem domains

If it produces:

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"a language that targets compilation into reliable components, and networks-of-components, that are guaranteed to behave well; that push general-purpose languages to the periphery of those networks, as byzantine actors."

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then count me in ! Because maybe then software development wouldn't be so stupid for many problem domains :-) !