Differences between computer people and maths people:
Me: How would you write down a sequence of for-loops nested to arbitrary depth?
Computer people: Why would you want to do that? Look, this is what is known as an x-y problem, let me tell you instead what you should be asking...
Maths people: Ah, yes, tensor products have a universal mapping property over multilinear maps, so just pick some coordinates and write down the computation you want. It's all rather trivial.
@JordiGH computer people sound like bads
@matus Both are kind of bads and kind of goods.
@JordiGH I'm not an expert on tensor products, but I'd be impressed if they can express arbitrarily nested for-loops and all the possible mindblowing sideeffects that can have in various languages.
@zatnosk They kind of look like this:
@JordiGH what happens if you eventually want to be both?
@acciomath Then you'll be a foreigner to both camps, like all third-culture kids.
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