[TYPES] the possibly uselessness of semantics, was -- The type/object distinction and possible synthesis of OOP and imperative programming languages

Kristopher Micinski micinski at cs.umd.edu
Mon Apr 22 18:21:21 EDT 2013


Why not?... :-)


On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 6:00 PM, Mark Janssen <dreamingforward at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> It was implied that the designers of C++ are not using the abstract
>> mathematical tools provided by research, but that simply isn't true.
>>  Making tractable extensions to C++'s generic programming capabilities
>> requires solid theory and the guys down the hall from me here at Texas A&M
>> simply blow my mind with the kinds of things they are working on.
> Although the C++ folks have managed to create a mini Turing Machine in
> the preprocessing/generic language of C++, it should not be equated to
> the theoretical realm of lambda calculus, it is like conflating the
> domain of C||, the complex numbers, with R|| the domain of the real.
> The fact that one shares some similarities doesn't imply that they can
> be placed in the same group together.
> --
> MarkJ
> Tacoma, Washington

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