new years resolutions

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Sat Jan 4 17:09:49 CET 2003


Pieter Nagel wrote:
> 
> Peter Hansen wrote:
> > Mike Meyer wrote:
> 
> >>Personally, I think that insisting that programming languages be
> >>turing complete is a better definition
> ...
> > That's another definition and, as it's clearly more constraining,
> > possibly a more useful one.  It's not widely used, however,
> 
> Ahem. Which circles do *you* hang out in? :-)
> 
> Turing Completeness has been the one and only rigorous mathematicall
> definition of "programming language" for *decades*, now.

Please provide a link to an online reference which I can read to 
learn more about this _standard and universal_ definition of the term.

Thank you.

-Peter




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