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Dimer Bwimba
Dimer Bwimba

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Why are functions in programming not considered "mathematical" functions?

For the sake of interest I was out looking for a discussion of functions in computer science as generalized functions. I started my search by something such as "computer functions as mathematical functions". NO paper discusses functions in computer science in terms of set theory, and they compare (not equate) mathematical functions and functions in programming. Where did I miss the buss? Mathematics need not be done with numbers, although the largest application of mathematics is to numbers.

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