Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
"be consistent"
 
PerlMonks  

•Re: How do I know what I 'know' is right?

by merlyn (Sage)
on Jul 20, 2003 at 08:01 UTC ( #276006=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to How do I know what I 'know' is right?

Every abstraction that is not a tautology contains some lie, and is therefore only applicable to some subset of all cases. The better abstractions cover more cases.

So, everything I know is a lie. I should always be prepared to eject any knowledge I have in light of some abstraction that covers more of the territory. It's all models, but some models are better than others.

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker
Be sure to read my standard disclaimer if this is a reply.

  • Comment on •Re: How do I know what I 'know' is right?

Replies are listed 'Best First'.
Re^2: How do I know what I 'know' is right?
by mojotoad (Monsignor) on Jul 20, 2003 at 08:16 UTC
    Every abstraction that is not a tautology contains some lie, and is therefore only applicable to some subset of all cases.

    Such as..."all premises, major or minor, involved in the construction of a syllogism are lies".

    Hmmm. Granted, deductive reasoning is only a subset of logic.

    :)

    Matt

      And logic is only a subset of real life ;-)

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://276006]
help
Chatterbox?
[usemodperl]: no dude i'm just asking how to access meta via http and you are getting defensive for some reason (did you turn off http at meta? :-)
[choroba]: why do you need to access metacpan via http?
[usemodperl]: stop asking why, just say how
usemodperl pulls teeth...
[usemodperl]: change the world? you mean BREAK THE WEB? we will regret this once google starts pulling certs for cursing or something...
Veltro Sees open mouth and feeds troll
[Corion]: usemodperl: Naah, you're just being unreasonable. It's not hard to download https URLs, and we've shown you ways to avoid downloading at all, and ways to keep downloading via http possible. You reject both.
[choroba]: Also, try asking at IRC
[usemodperl]: corion baby you have done nothing of the sort
[usemodperl]: asking how to download from cpan with core perl via http is unreasonable???

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others perusing the Monastery: (10)
As of 2018-06-24 16:33 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?
    Should cpanminus be part of the standard Perl release?



    Results (126 votes). Check out past polls.

    Notices?