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

From: David Cressey <>
Date: Thu, 08 Jun 2006 18:24:07 GMT
Message-ID: <bXZhg.8272$Vo4.5273_at_trndny04>

"Cimode" <> wrote in message

> If Codd would not have thought of appying mathematical relations and
> set theory to computing the RM would not have been invented. It's
> true that all mathematics has not been applied and may not be applyable
> to computing but mathematics has already inspired and helped the
> formulation of computing models.

Actually, this isn't true. If you'll go back to Codd's 1970 paper, you'll see that he makes reference to the relational model of data having been used in prior work. That prior work did not involve databases, admittedly. Received on Thu Jun 08 2006 - 20:24:07 CEST

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