OT Re: Math-embarrassment results in CS [was: Should non-security 2.7 bugs be fixed?]

Gregory Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Thu Jul 23 08:57:58 CEST 2015


Rustom Mody wrote:
> Ive known good ones) most practicing-mathematicians proceed on the assumption 
> that they *discover* math and not that they *invent* it.

For something purely abstract like mathematics, I don't
see how there's any distinction between "discovering" and
"inventing". They're two words for the same thing.

I don't know what kind of -ist that makes me...

-- 
Greg


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