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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I do not anymore. But lisp is the forerunner of all the CAS.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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And what is it that Lisp has to be the base of all CAS?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Because it was the first language that was written for AI. A CAS can be thought of as an expert system ( one of AI's triumphs ).

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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And you are saying that a mathematical package is all any programmer would ever need?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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A brilliant guy I knew wrote an article entitled "Commonsense, Brute Force and the Computer," that answered questions like that.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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And what is his answer to the question above?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I am not sure, the article never got published and he went mad.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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It's a good thing Lisp doesn't use a lot parenthesis. Programs would get messy otherwise...

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hohohoohohohoohohoooho! That is a good one.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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It was mostly sarcastic.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, I know. But since I am not the inventor of Lisp...

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Can Lisp do **everything** C++ can?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Generally, what one language can do so can the others, one way or another.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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LISP = Lots of Infuriating and Silly Parenthesis

Remember?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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And "he went mad"

Do you mean it literally?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi Agnishom;

Yes, I was waiting for him to say that. The syntax of many languages is the hardest part for me.

He did not really go mad. He went on to be an administrator of a math forum.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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Do you mean yourself?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi Agnishom;

Yes, that was me when I was only a little bit older than you are.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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I feel sorry for you

Why don't you publish it in your own blog?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

I feel sorry for you

Do not be, I was not seriously upset about it back then. I enjoyed writing it and that was good enough.

It was burned along with all my work when I was young.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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Burned? If you were not upset, then why burn? Other works, Did you burn them too?

I mean intentionally or unintentionally?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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They were burned in a fire that was not my doing. I remember watching as the building I lived in burned down and feeling almost relieved.

Later on, for three days I rummaged through the ashes to salvage my stuff.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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Why "Relieved"?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is difficult to explain.

Einstein wrote:

Every possession is a stone around your leg.

Einstein was surely very influenced by Henry David Thorough and he was influenced by Hindu philosophy.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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Hmmm....

Was the fire an accident or was it caused by your enemies?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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