One idea is to make concrete whose properties vary through the structure. That would allow the building to flex where necessary, while maintaining its structural strength. It would also allow for lighter structures."
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Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (7) Well, it's an excellent idea, but it would make the compilers too hard to write.