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Re: Emacs history, and "Is Emacs difficult to learn?"

From: Rustom Mody
Subject: Re: Emacs history, and "Is Emacs difficult to learn?"
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 05:27:57 -0700 (PDT)
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On Tuesday, July 30, 2013 5:30:35 PM UTC+5:30, Emanuel Berg wrote:
> Barry Margolin writes:
> > When spreadsheet software came out, no one told them they were
> > "programming" when they put "SUM(A)" in a field and it totalled
> > all the values in column A, so they didn't know they couldn't do
> > it because they weren't programmers.
> But that's not programming, either. That's bookkeeping. In the
> world of science and technology, perhaps it is set theory,
> relational algebra, or simply stats. It is not programming.

Heres Simon Peyton Jones on why spreadsheets are just FP in disguise

In the same way, R is stats+programming
sql is relational-algebra+programming
[And oldtimers will remember SetL]

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