Don't make me laugh
Posted Nov 23, 2011 14:33 UTC (Wed) by nix
In reply to: Don't make me laugh
Parent article: Interview with Andrew Tanenbaum (LinuxFr.org)
people who are good at programming are also likely to be good at maths. Now that I'm thinking about it, that assumption doesn't seem too sound.
It isn't sound. I'm fairly terrible at mathematical reasoning: I can do it but it feels like wading through treacle. Verbal / linguistic reasoning, by contrast, is utterly effortless. So I web my programs together with skeins of words, not with maths, even though the maths might be shorter or less ambiguous at times.
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