Re: Calculus versus algebra

From: Kai Gro▀johann <Kai.Grossjohann_at_CS.Uni-Dortmund.DE>
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 16:09:02 +0200
Message-ID: <vafit2xnw8x.fsf_at_lucy.cs.uni-dortmund.de>


hidders_at_hcoss.uia.ac.be (Jan.Hidders) writes:

> Actually it's exactly the other way around. If you look at research
> literature for functional programming languages (and also XML) and
> query/program optimization where lists are manipulated you will see
> that they rarely use the algebra approach and usually the calculus
> approach. If you want me to I can give you some pointers.

That would be really great. Maybe we're both missing one half of the research: I only know about the algebraic approach and you only know about the calculus approach :-) But then, maybe it's just me not having searched enough.

kai

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