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From: Eric Bohlman
Subject: Re: Career in computer science
Date: 29 Oct 2002 15:11:27 GMT
Organization: OMS Development
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email@example.com (The little lost angel) wrote in
> While I've seen some use for the things learnt in data structures and
> stuff... I've never met anybody who ever needed to apply what they
> learnt about computational theory, complexity and other similar
> theoretical stuff.
> What use are they, honestly, to a working programmer, apart from those
> who do theoretical science?
Basically, learning to think about problems in a certain way. It's not so
much a matter of learning facts and applying them but about being able to
look at something with a new perspective and gaining insight from it. The
advantages gained are subtle, but they're there.
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