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re: Well, Back at my UNI, studying CS, I was under the "exact sciences and technology" department. Make of it what you want. The fact that software d...

Hi Michael,

Back at my UNI, studying CS, I was under the "exact sciences and technology" department.

I don't think computer science (which is indeed an exact science) and programming are the same thing, that's why I disagreed. If you had written "CS is an exact science" I wouldn't have replied. Hope you can understand my point.

Now If you can truly get different and/or unpredictable outcomes from the same application/script then please my good sir do go public so the world can witness your awesomeness.

I was referring to non deterministic concurrency, it's not hard to write a program that has different outcomes.

You can hardly classify a bug as the rule, or draw conclusions from exceptions for that matter.

I can't see how someone can program without practicing cs (knowingly or otherwise, good or bad is another issue).

I can't see how error intolerant systems (eg: medical equipment) can be built upon anything other than an exact science.

Meme reads: "Change my mind" not "Change YOUR mind" :P

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