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We all come across code that simply boggles the mind. Lazy kludges, embarrassing mistakes, horrid workarounds and developers just not quite getting it. And then somedays we come across - or write - the truly sublime.

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GeneralWhat the heck are they teaching philosophers in Florida? Pin
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Edit: My husband had to explain to me that "DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY" is what you write on all doctoral dissertations, regardless. This is what I get for not ever pursuing a degree. You may commence with the public shaming now.

I stumbled upon this on the internet while looking for information on LL(k) parsing

GENERAL CONTEXT-FREE RECOGNITION AND PARSING BASED ON VIABLE PREFIXES
By
D. CLAY WILSON
A DISSERTATION PRESENTED TO THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Philosophers are doing this stuff? Really? This is some heavy math and logic. Now, I can see it from the perspective of demonstrating a grasp of the principles of logic, but this seems like overkill, especially given the math involved! This is something I expect of a Doctor of Computer Science, not a Philosophy PhD.
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