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Re: Re: Re: Re: The world is not object oriented

by tilly (Archbishop)
on Jan 11, 2004 at 16:32 UTC ( #320478=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Re: The world is not object oriented
in thread The world is not object oriented

That seems to be trying to encapsulate the complexity of human representations of time.

That doesn't catch the sophistications to the physical descriptions of time added by special relativity, general relativity, or quantum mechanics. (It is rare in normal programming to encounters those, so the omission makes a lot of sense.)

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