Re: The wisdom of the object mentors
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2006 21:20:15 +0200
On 27 Jun 2006 11:41:25 -0700, erk wrote:
>> Enumeration was just an example of an algorithm for which I, an ignorant, >> stupid imbecile, if that would please you, can't even imagine what the data >> could be. Even less I can imagine what is a structure of. Further it is >> utterly incomputable [infinite, requires axioms of choice and power set >> etc.]
> Enumeration is not an algorithm. Presumably you're talking about
> (ignore some terminological vagueness here) mapping a function to nodes
> of some structure.
I have just noticed that "enumeration" was a poor word choice. "Ordering" were the right one. (Sets are ordered [a method/algorithm of] by choosing some subset in the power set, comprised of nested sets.) But enumeration would be also OK.
> Enumeration just gets you to each node. The function
> still has to operate on the node, and type issues are critical.
> Furthermore, the results have to be accumulated; another "part" of the
Yes, but I still don't see any "data".
Aside: from proponents of declarative approaches [I am by no way against declarative descriptions], I would expect a logical conclusion that there is no such thing as "data", as long as you can map a structure to virtually anything.
-- Regards, Dmitry A. Kazakov http://www.dmitry-kazakov.deReceived on Tue Jun 27 2006 - 21:20:15 CEST