On 18 Apr 1997 19:34:38 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Charles Lin) wrote:
> The argument I've read is (1) numbers can be used to represent
>any other (countable) type through Godel enumeration, and (2) computers
>use numbers to represent things underneath. The challenge is this.
>You are to write a language for users to use. I give you one type
>that you will give to the user to use. Would your users prefer
>strings or numbers? I'm not talking about internal representation.
>Do I think everything should be strings in a language. Personally,
>no, but given the above, how would you have answered it?
Actually, I think they'd prefer audio samples instead of either...
"Let X equal Y plus one, write X to the screen, then for every element
E of list B, write E to the screen, end loop."
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Radar Installations, Fighter Squadrons, and other WfEWAD compliant
devices, including the new Macrosoft Unnatural Keyboard, with
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