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Re: Programming is the Engineering Discipline of the Science that is Mathematics

From: erk <eric.kaun_at_gmail.com>
Date: 6 Jun 2006 06:50:46 -0700
Message-ID: <1149601846.457689.70060@i40g2000cwc.googlegroups.com>


Cimode wrote:
> But all math is not set theory and set
> theory does not answer all questions expressed as a consequence of
> application of set theory in RM.

I think the predicate logic is more important. Predicates link the database to the real world, while normalization keeps the predicates manageable. This is what I like best about relational: to me, it hits a sweet spot between assertions about the business, and those about solutions and technology, all the while pinning them solidly to logic to solve problems.

> I believe that in unknown area that remain to be explored,
> ecclectic approaches should be guided and validated by math not
> burried by it.

I think you might be underestimating math. Math is not just arithmetic, nor are most software development projects primarily arithmetical. Nor are science and math devoid of exploration, hypothesis, and creativity.

Received on Tue Jun 06 2006 - 08:50:46 CDT

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