Re: Distributed RVS, Darcs, tech love

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Sun, 21 Oct 2007 10:50:02 -0400
llothar wrote:

I'm, not sure that I'm getting your point, but are you trying to argue that
_not_ knowing mathemathics makes you a better programmer?

No but it doesn't help you very much either. They are just different

Many things within programming have a foundation in mathematics
and mathematical logic.

Or maybe that learning math is useless to a programmer?

No and at least the mathematical idea of building a universe on a
basic set
of axioms is pretty exciting for a programmer. But it's the idea not
the real
wisdom (I never had to use any serious maths in my 25 years of
that you need as a programmer

Depends obvious a bot on what you consider serious math.

Expression evaluation, floating point characteristics, relational
database theory, simulation, optimum location, encryption etc.
are all based on mathematics of different levels.

This must be the most ignorant post I've seen
this week. The *best* programmers I've seen actually had mathematic education.

Depends. I would call Knuth as one of the worst programmers. Look at
his total
failures on literature programming. Software Engineering is something

I think you will find it very difficult to write a piece of code
that are not heavily influenced by Knuth.


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