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[REBOL] Re: Tuples - Was Pair! thread

From: joel:neely:fedex at: 8-Feb-2002 16:16

Hi, Maarten, Maarten Koopmans wrote:
> Hi Joel, > > As a physicist I may add that computer science is in the > stone ages compared to other natural sciences. Somewhere > round 1500-1600 compared to physics. >
There's no question that hardware advances have GREATLY outpaced our grasp on treating programming as a scientific discipline.
> Wish there was a Newton available! >
I'd nominate your countryman, Edsger W. Dijkstra, and an Oxfordian, C.A.R. Hoare, as two candidates for that role. Unfortunately, I am convinced that the true value of their work will not be recognized until many more years pass. Wasn't it Paul Dirac who was asked "When will quantum mechanics be the standard model in Physics?" and replied When all the old physicists die! ? ;-) -jn-