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

Date: 11 Jun 2006 13:35:59 -0700

Message-ID: <1150058159.302588.144840_at_y43g2000cwc.googlegroups.com>

I see. The initial argument was that no computation model was derived
from math...Thought you were supporting it ...Apologies...
David Cressey wrote:

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

*> news: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.
**> > Yes but where do you think this prior work come from anywhere else than
**> > from math?
**> >
*

>

> I was NOT disagreeing with the assertion that RM derives from math.

>

> I was disagreeing with the idea that, without Codd, the RM would not have

*> been invented.*

*> Codd himself made no such claim, and his reference to prior work shows it.*

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