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

Date: 8 Jun 2006 14:32:53 -0700

Message-ID: <1149802373.381570.14000_at_g10g2000cwb.googlegroups.com>

David Cressey wrote:

> "Cimode" <cimode_at_hotmail.com> wrote in message

*> news:1149758377.688333.114770_at_c74g2000cwc.googlegroups.com...
**>
**> > 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.
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Yes but where do you think this prior work come from anywhere else than
from math?
Received on Thu Jun 08 2006 - 23:32:53 CEST