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Re: combination problem solved with Mathematica


> i once  read a quote on the net from a person who said that a professor
> teaching ML at cmu told the class "if you submit to the discipline, you'll
> learn to like it" (which i suppose makes ML a B&D language). 

Sounds like someone who was teaching ML unwillingly and wanted to
turn people off in revenge.

> typechecking is a  special type of pattern matching (Cameron Smith called
> it  "pattern matching at the top-level only") This is available in the
> Mathematica programming language and in addition you can use all sorts of
> other pattern matching constraints.

Explain, please.

> as the user-defined library of Mathematica grows, there will be the
> definite danger that the language could degenerate from the proliferation
> of poorly written user-defined expressions.

This appears to be a universal problem.





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