Software maintenance in fourth-generation language environments

Paul C. Tinnirello
1984 Proceedings of the July 9-12, 1984, national computer conference and exposition on - AFIPS '84  
It is often asserted that fourth-generation languages will resolve the problems associated with software development in traditional languages, and in particular the technical and morale problems of software maintenance. The analysis of this paper suggests that fourth-generation languages do not solve all of the present problems of maintenance, and indeed they can introduce problems of their own. The successful user of fourth-generation languages will be the organization that takes appropriate countermeasures.
doi:10.1145/1499310.1499343 dblp:conf/afips/Tinnirello84 fatcat:56kmvqk7srf2fetmbemrfqx77a