On Saturday 30 October 2004 11:01, trans.  (T. Onoma) wrote:
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> I could say for instance that the foundations of geometry are fundamental to
> modern mathematics and hence likewise to programming, and that you have no
> right to write a single line of code until you've worked every proof of all
> 13 books of Euclid's Elements (as I have). I'm sure many others could fill
> in the blanks here with their own experiences. But that's not fair --to any
> of us.

Euclid's Elements is online here:
http://www.sunsite.ubc.ca/DigitalMathArchive/Euclid/byrne.html

It looks interesting.

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Simon Strandgaard