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

From: Erwin <e.smout_at_myonline.be>
Date: 9 Jun 2006 02:04:01 -0700
Message-ID: <1149843841.924131.97640@u72g2000cwu.googlegroups.com>


> This is why PT is a /generalization/ of logic. It reduces to
> logic when applied to truth-valued statements. Just as gamma
> reduces to factorial for natural arguments. (Again no quibbles
> about offset by 1 etc).
>

You mean like :

AND (p1, p2) === p1*p2
NOT (p1) === 1 - p1
OR (p1 , p2) === 1 - (1 - p1) * (1 - p2) and all the rest of the equivalences ?

Wouldn't this lead to a form of logic that is at least as hard to talk about as 3- or more-value logics ? And thus inattractive as a foundation to build our data management mechanisms on ? Received on Fri Jun 09 2006 - 04:04:01 CDT

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