This is only an advertisement for a $15 PDF.
sigh Yeah, it’s kind of awful that published papers are always behind paywalls. This one doesn’t sound interesting enough, especially without a description of why it’s relevant to this audience. I know I’m going to change my mind ten times on whether it deserves the spam flag though.
Sorry, when I posted the link it was still going through to the paper. This paper calls for a higher standard of evidence used as the basis for decision making in the design of programming languages. It also contains a number of citations of currently existing empirical research in this area.
It relates to the video I posted here: https://lobste.rs/s/dtqwtq/evidence-oriented_programming_by_andreas_stefik
shakes fist at ACM
I even tested this a few times before posting and it went through to the PDF each time. :(
No worries. It just means you have an employer or educator who can afford a site license for you, which is a nice situation to be in. :)
Similarly, I try not to submit stories with obnoxious pop-ups (99% of which ask for an email address - I know the business case for these but they still bother me) but my ad blocker catches the ones served from the big email services, so…
Actually, we don’t have a site license. I think it may have to do with the way ACM allows authors to use direct links from their bibliographies. See my comment here: https://lobste.rs/s/g6qugv/the_programming_language_wars_questions_and_responsibilities_for_the_programming_language_community/comments/vtywan#c_vtywan
Anyway, no worries. Accidents happen.
Sorry for the bad link!
It may still be possible to get to this paper if you click the link from the author’s homepage first. ACM’s “Author-Izer” system must check referrers or something.