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Re4: Programming and math

by dragonchild (Archbishop)
on Aug 11, 2003 at 13:17 UTC ( #282852=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Re: Programming and math
in thread Programming and math

Symbolic logic is no more a subset of Mathematics than it is a subset of Philosophy. Symbolic logic is a discipline unto itself. There are several different symbolic logics, most convertible one to the other.

And, symbolic logic is not the sole necessity to be a good programmer, but more on that in the main thread.

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The idea is a little like C++ templates, except not quite so brain-meltingly complicated. -- TheDamian, Exegesis 6

Please remember that I'm crufty and crochety. All opinions are purely mine and all code is untested, unless otherwise specified.

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[Eily]: It can also be used to force a copy, and remove magic from a variable
[Eily]: there was a post some time ago about variable coming from regex taking more space than the same string defined directly IIRC
[Eily]: and if there's XS, make sure the scalar holds a string representation, that sounds like bad practice though (forcing that on the call side)
[choroba]: You should never pass $1 without double quotes to a sub
[choroba]: or "I should never", at least
[choroba]: that's not the sub's business

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