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noam chomsky and formal languages...
    #4718955 - 09/27/05 10:19 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

noam chomsky is best known as a political conspiracy theorist...he is less well-known for his work in computer science ..a mathematical framework for the syntax of programming languages (wikipedia)...as a chomskyite..im inclined to think that much of the software that we take for granted today wouldnt be here were it not for noam chomsky...not surprisingly..others..including many who are opposed to chomskys' politics..would make the opposite claim.. ie that chomskys' work on formal languages did not significantly influence the later development of langauges such as C++ or java...

so the question im asking is ..pushing aside such emotionalism..where would programming be today without noam chomsky?...


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Re: noam chomsky and formal languages... [Re: Annapurna1]
    #4719538 - 09/27/05 01:37 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

> where would programming be today without noam chomsky?'

Pretty much where it is today. The 'tools' that he invented were needed at the time. If he hadn't formalized a framework, somebody else would have. I am not trying to belittle the work that he has provided, but if it were not done by him, it would have been done by somebody else.


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