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Re: OT: Mathematics for programming (again)
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I imagine w-ber is only considering Turing-complete programming languages in this discussion (of which SQL is not one). Since all Turing-complete languages can simulate one another, and since at least one Turing-complete language has loops (Perl, for instance), then all Turing-complete languages must have some equivalent to looping. It may have to be simulated, and that simulation may not be efficient, but it's there nonetheless from a mathematical standpoint.