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

From: Paul Steckler (steck at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Mon Sep 30 15:09:35 EDT 2002

I once read Emmy Noether's autobiography, in which she dismissed her own
PhD dissertation as "mere computation." :-)

-- Paul (who is non-Noetherian)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: plt-scheme-admin at list.cs.brown.edu [mailto:plt-scheme-
> admin at list.cs.brown.edu] On Behalf Of Shriram Krishnamurthi
> Sent: Monday, September 30, 2002 2:54 PM
> To: Matthias Felleisen
> Cc: plt-scheme at list.cs.brown.edu
> Subject: [plt-scheme] Re: A Couple of Questions on DrScheme/Mzscheme
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> 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.
> Shriram

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