Dijkstra versus Perlis (updated)


[caption id="attachment_2516" align="alignright" width="333"] Bertrand Russell.[/caption] Dijkstra wrote: He [Perlis] published a very obnoxious paper arguing against a mathematical approach to programming cite The paper  by De Millo, Lipton and Perlis  starts as follows: Many people have argued that computer programming should strive to become more like mathematics. Maybe so, but not…