Researches on glue systems have a long history, although the problem usually lures hackers instead of academics.
Rick Hickey, the creator of the Clojure programming language, called it “situated programming.” It’s about those kinds of programs that sit in the world and entangle with the world.
situate - “to put in or on a particular site or place.”
I agree with them. So instead of avoiding talk about the glue system, I want to draw more attention to the problem.
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