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Comment: Modern Programming is closer to Linguistics (Score 1) 942

by ryber (#19788283) Attached to: Forget Math to Become a Great Computer Scientist?
I've been in programming business applications for over 7 years and I can you that I use little to no mathematics above high-school algebra. The fact is programming languages themselves require very little math. The math comes from what your programming "about".

Programming is much closer to the study of linguistics. They are programming LANGUAGES after all. They have subjects and verbs and modifying expressions. Putting a logical line of code together is no different from formatting a sentence in another language. Just look at modern languages like Ruby and Python, where's the math?

A LISP programmer knows the value of everything, but the cost of nothing. -- Alan Perlis