new years resolutions

Cliff Wells clifford.wells at attbi.com
Sat Jan 4 20:24:29 CET 2003


On Sat, 2003-01-04 at 11:17, Erik Max Francis wrote:
> Cliff Wells wrote:
> 
> > So, if C isn't a programming language, what is it?  I guess you'll
> > need
> > to find a new definition of "programming language" at this point if
> > you
> > want to remain a "programmer" <wink>
> 
> I do like the use of the sentence, "Real programming languages are
> Turing complete only if we ignore the constraints of finiteness."  The
> choice of the word _real_ is rather ironic, since no real programming
> language could ever ignore the constraints of finiteness.  (To the
> authors' credit, by _real_ they meant something more like _true_ or
> _pure_.)

Doh!  And I thought they meant Fortran <wink>.

-- 
Cliff Wells <clifford.wells at attbi.com>






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