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Re^6: Not Everyone Likes Perl, I Guess

by apotheon (Deacon)
on Oct 16, 2004 at 08:33 UTC ( #399742=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^5: Not Everyone Likes Perl, I Guess
in thread Not Everyone Likes Perl, I Guess

I don't quite see it that way.

Programming is a symbolic framework for logic. Mathematics is a symbolic framework for logic. Programming is not necessarily mathematics. Mathematics is not necessarily programming.

In much the same way that English and Japanese are both symbolic frameworks for communication, and both English and Japanese can be said to be communication, but neither is the other, so too are programming and mathematics both symbolic frameworks for logic, and both can be said to be logic, while neither is the other.

- apotheon

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Re^7: Not Everyone Likes Perl, I Guess
by SpanishInquisition (Pilgrim) on Oct 18, 2004 at 15:01 UTC
    Same difference.
      One might wonder how you can program effectively when you think membership in the same set makes two values equivalent.

      - apotheon
      CopyWrite Chad Perrin

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