Re: algebra equations for Reference and FD constraints

From: Walter Mitty <wamitty_at_verizon.net>
Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2009 13:14:46 GMT
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"paul c" <toledobythesea_at_oohay.ac> wrote in message news:Yhq8l.24152$Ac2.4567_at_newsfe01.iad...
> Walter Mitty wrote:
> ...
>> What's not clear to me is whether or not the concept of "assignment" is
>> inherently an imperative concept, and not reducible to purely
>> declarative expression. I lean towards the view that assignment is
>> inherently imperative.
>
> In case you haven't seen it, here's a link to a widely-regarded, maybe
> even classic textbook:
>
> http://mitpress.mit.edu/sicp/full-text/book/book-Z-H-4.html#%_toc_%_sec_3.1.3

Thanks for the link. A long time ago, I used to know Gerald Sussman. Received on Thu Jan 08 2009 - 07:14:46 CST

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