Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

Re: CHAT: proramming langs, was Re: CHAT: OS pain

From:Dennis Paul Himes <dennis@...>
Date:Tuesday, November 16, 1999, 18:58
Brook Conner <nellardo@...> wrote:
>=20 > Sure, most PLs support some form of mathematical expressions, but even > those have little to do with *algebra*
Well, n-bit bit maps in C are isomorphic to a 2^n element Boolean algebra. In addition, addition on a numeric data type can be treated as = an Abelian group, and multiplication as a field, even though they're not = really (due to overflow considerations). =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D Dennis Paul Himes <> =20 Disclaimer: "True, I talk of dreams; which are the children of an idle brain, begot of nothing but vain fantasy; which is as thin of substance = as the air." - Romeo & Juliet, Act I Scene iv Verse = 96-99