The hope that mathematical methods employed in the investigation of formal logic would lead to purely computational methods for obtaining mathematical theorems goes back to Leibniz and has been revived by Peano around the turn of the century and by Hilbert's school in the 1920's.Expand

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The most commonly used method of validating a program is by testing. The programmer typically runs the program on some test cases, and if and when they run correctly, the program is considered to be… Expand

McCarthy attempts to capture an idea inherent in Occam's razor: only those objects should be assumed to exist which are minimally required by the context.Expand

To celebrate the occasion of the twentieth anniversary meeting on Foundations of Computer Science, in October 1979, it was held at a very special location, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and three distiguished pioneers of theoretical computer science, Sheila Greibach, Juris Hartmanis, and Stephen C. Kleene were invited to give addresses on the history of the field.Expand