Totally OT, but frustrated.....
Dwight K. Elvey
dwight.elvey at amd.com
Fri Mar 25 17:18:25 CST 2005
>From: "Fred Cisin" <cisin at xenosoft.com>
>> "Nobody programs in assembly language anymore, nor ever will
>> again." - Clancy and Harvey (UC Berkeley)
>On Fri, 25 Mar 2005, Paul Koning wrote:
>> Wrong, and wrong. Where did they get that bizarre notion?
>The biggest reason why I don't think that I should retire yet -
>I teach an assembly language class.
>They're LISP (actually "SCHEME") fanatics.
>They demo'd an example that "can not possibly be solved in ANY way
>but recursion". While they were keying it in in Scheme, I wrote
>out a non-recursive solution (with a 2D array) in C, BASIC, FORTRAN,
>and I got halfway through writing the COBOL form.
I don't believe that the Turing test does recursion.
If that is so, they would have to believe that they just
proved that it couldn't be calculated on a computer
with or without recursion. An intersting exception to
the Turning test?
>Grumpy Ol' Fred cisin at xenosoft.com
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