[plt-scheme] Re: A Couple of Questions on DrScheme/Mzscheme

From: Shriram Krishnamurthi (sk at cs.brown.edu)
Date: Mon Sep 30 14:53:58 EDT 2002

Matthias Felleisen wrote:

> Why do professors in mathematical disciplines not use Scheme? 

I have a theory about "math people" that is slightly different
(not mutually exclusive).  Some mathematicians I know approach CS as
an explicitly distinct activity than mathematics.  What defines this
new activity?  Something about machines, states, state change ... so
they gravitate naturally towards languages like Pascal, because they
appear to best capture what's distinctive about CS.


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