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Re: Re: Language vs. Library why it matters

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg61245] Re: [mg61230] Re: Language vs. Library why it matters
  • From: Andrzej Kozlowski <andrzej at yhc.att.ne.jp>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2005 05:53:30 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200510130539.BAA04559@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: Andrzej Kozlowski <andrzej at akikoz.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On 13 Oct 2005, at 14:39, Richard J. Fateman wrote:

> contrary to some comments
>   here, it IS NOT nice to have a language so complicated that you  
> don't
>   know what it will do, and use as an excuse that's ok because no one
>   else knows either, and often it does the right thing.


Actually, a "language" need not be terribly complicated for that. It  
only needs to contain the axioms of arithmetic...

Andrzej Kozlowski
Tokyo, Japan




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