# Re: more on delete from join

Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2009 20:09:31 GMT

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"Mr. Scott" <do_not_reply_at_noone.com> wrote in message
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> "Kevin Kirkpatrick" <kvnkrkptrck_at_gmail.com> wrote in message

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**>
**> <snip>
**>
**>> I'm not saying the notion of a programming language solving systems of
**>> equations is undesirable. But I am saying that the language needs
**>> more than just assignments to get you there.
**>
**> I think you're making the same mistake as Bob. Assignments aren't
**> equations.
**>
**> x := x + 1 definitely not an equation.
**>
**> It may be desirable to have a programming language that can solve systems
**> of equations, but....
**>
**> x + y := 3 definitely not an equation.
**> x - y := 1 definitely not an equation.
**>
**> The result?
**>
**> x = 2 and y = 1? possible.
**> x = 503423 and y = 503422? also possible.
**> x = -324 and y = -325 also possible.
**>
**> I think it defies logic for assignment to be anything but deterministic.
**>
**> <snip>
**>
**>
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This is starting to remind me of a language called PLANNER. Received on Sat Aug 29 2009 - 22:09:31 CEST