Combination of skills - was [JOB] Perl & VB person, central London

Jonathan Rockway jon at
Mon Nov 20 19:14:50 GMT 2006

Andy Armstrong wrote:
> Well it's Turing complete so theoretically you could write anything in
> it if forced to at gunpoint :)

Anything computable, that is.  I'm not sure how to plug USB or Ethernet
into a Turing machine.  (Real life computing problems tend to be
interface problems.  Sending an HTTP request first means you have to
interface with the OS so it can interface with a network card that
interfaces with an Ethernet ROM that sends electrical pulses on a cable.
 Turing machines could tell you what sort of pulses to send on the wire,
but couldn't send the actual pulses.)

i.e., you're not going to write a USB driver in VBA, Turing-complete or not.

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