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Re: lynx-dev Happy New Year [again]

From: Doug Kaufman
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Happy New Year [again]
Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2001 18:00:53 -0800 (PST)

On Mon, 8 Jan 2001, Duncan Simpson wrote:

> As someone with a Math & CS BA this sort of statement amazes me... 
> javascript, 
> java, C, C++, etc, etc are all standard imperative languages. All decent CS 
> students should be able to pick up such a language with at most a few days.
> I think inform is also an imperative language but have not looked at it 
> recently. Practically all CS students also know how to use a functional 
> programming language as well an imperative one. Would I be wrong in thinking 
> you do not have a degree level computer science qualifiction?
> FYI I have used CSP in anger. Attempting to blind me with formal methods is 
> likely to fail completely.

I don't think that I understood a single sentence of this. Is this a
joke without emoticons? Could someone translate this for me? What are
"CS" (? Computer Science) and "CSP"? What does "imperative" mean?
                               (with no computer training whatsoever)
Doug Kaufman
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