On Tue, 14 Jun 2005, Paul Biggar wrote:
> Being on a linux list, I wonder how many people in the unix
> admining, or their programming in general (college exercises dont
> count) have actually used any formalisms (coding theory,
> NP-completeness, etc)?
Not sure what you mean by 'formalisms', but some kind of formal
understanding of algorithms and complexity analysis is useful to help
you judge whether an implementation of an algorithm is suitable for
your needs or not. Or to help you figure out that "When I run your
programme with X widgets, it locks up", where X is say 50, is
actually a severe scaling problem rather than some kind of odd
Paul Jakma paul at clubi.iepaul at jakma.org Key ID: 64A2FF6A
Debug is human, de-fix divine.
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