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ppauper
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Joined: November 15th, 2001, 1:29 pm

Re: Philosophy of Mathematics

January 12th, 2019, 11:31 am

RIP
we discussed his possible proof of the Riemann Hypothesis a while back
 
lamden
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Joined: November 7th, 2018, 7:50 pm

Re: Philosophy of Mathematics

January 14th, 2019, 8:00 pm

ppauper is a mathematician and a REAL*4 programmer.. could be worse ... GOTO

  o  Real Programmers aren't afraid to use GOTO's.

  o  Real Programmers can write five-page-long DO loops without
     getting confused.

  o  Real Programmers like Arithmetic IF statements -- they make the
     code more Interesting.

  o  Real Prograwmers write self-modifying code, especially if they can
     save 20 nanoseconds in the middle of a tight loop.

  o  Real Programmers don't need comments -- the code is obvious.

  o  Since FORTRAN doesn't have a structured IF, REPEAT ... UNTIL, or
     CASE statement, Real Programners don't have to worry about not using
     them.  Besides, they can be simulated when necessary using assigned
     GOTO's.
I understand where you are coming from, but I feel this is a bit of gatekeeping. Sometimes even with the cleanest code, comments are immensely useful. Obviously you should be striving to come up with the most self-descriptive variable names, but still. 
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