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Re: What should Mma be, part II

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  • Subject: Re: What should Mma be, part II
  • From: jdr at xena.crl.com (Jon Roland)
  • Date: Sat, 12 Dec 1992 12:13:47 -0800

On Dec 8, 13:39, Warren Wiscombe wrote:

>   Apparently many people shared my concerns about focussing Mma on
> mathematical algorithms and not presentation.
...
>   The principle of using a collection of sharp tools rather than one
blunt
> sledgehammer is a triumph of modern computing philosophy.  To roll
back the
> clock, and ask Mma to be the Symphony of the 1990s, is to betray
everything
> we have learned about computing.
>
>-- End of excerpt from Warren Wiscombe

The indicated solution is to encourage a family of vendors and
products, each of which does whatit does best, but who cooperate
in making sure their tools interoperate.

--Jon



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