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I am asking very basic but deep questions related to programming, mathematics etc...

Unfortunately I am losing my reputation. Suggest for me the best site in the Stack Exchange network to ask questions like these:

Is a program written in any programming language ultimately a function/relation in math or not?

marked as duplicate by gnat, Martijn Pieters, michaelb958, Toon Krijthe, psubsee2003 Apr 13 '14 at 17:47

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    Can you give a link to a question? – ProgramFOX Apr 12 '14 at 17:25
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    What kind of questions are you asking and on what sites? I can see you have accounts on both the Methematics site and Stack Overflow, so the question here lacks context. – Oded Apr 12 '14 at 17:25
  • My question is generally of (briefly) like this .... 1) Is program written in any programming language is ultimately a function/relation in math or not ? – hanugm Apr 12 '14 at 17:27
  • I think its a very basic , but i have argument with colleagues and which cant be found by net surfing i want to ask here . But i think its a little bit high level elite site . That's why i wanna know which site is best for such questions . – hanugm Apr 12 '14 at 17:30
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    This feels like a question in which answers would be very much based on opinion would be extremely subjective. I don't think there is a site where such a question would be acceptable. – psubsee2003 Apr 12 '14 at 17:32
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    I would try to define a lot more what you mean by "function/relation". Also; which site did you post this on? Stack overflow will certainly find it too conceptual – Richard Tingle Apr 12 '14 at 17:33
  • I think that people may thinks it as a silly question that's why they are voting down my question , but it is really important for me and my colleagues... – hanugm Apr 12 '14 at 17:34
  • @hanu so this is a question you have asked already? – psubsee2003 Apr 12 '14 at 17:34
  • I deleted my question 5 minutes back due to loss of 4 reputations .. I clearly explained all terms in precise .... – hanugm Apr 12 '14 at 17:35
  • @psubsee2003 Yeah i asked halfen hour back and deleted .. – hanugm Apr 12 '14 at 17:36
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    @hanu if this is/was a real question you asked, then rather than paraphrasing, you should quote the entire question so we can evaluate the actual question. With the little you have given, I don't think this would be a good question anywhere, but perhaps the full question might be more acceptable – psubsee2003 Apr 12 '14 at 17:37
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    I'm still wondering on which site you posted that question. – rene Apr 12 '14 at 17:39
  • In fact i briefly asked here , In my original question that i asked on Stackoverflow , I elaborately asked .. Is this too much under-valued question to ask on any site on Stackoverflow network ? I thought stackoverflow scale varies from beginner to elite . As a beginner one thinks philosophically from basics relating to his background . As a mathematical student i wanna map my course contents to it . – hanugm Apr 12 '14 at 17:43
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    @hanu SO is beginner to expert in practical problems. Not conceptual ones. Asked properly this could be one for Computer Science, as suggested by gene – Richard Tingle Apr 12 '14 at 17:52
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    And please check cs.stackexchange.com/help/how-to-ask so you improve your chances of not being downvoted. – rene Apr 12 '14 at 17:55

This is a basic question that the sub-discipline of computer science called "denotational semantics" tries to answer. Therefore the computer science Stack Exchange ought to be a good place for this and similar ones.

FWIW, denotational semantics generally does succeed in modeling any sequential program running on a formalized computer (with storage, address space, variables, pointers/arrays, and I/O channels). Handling parallelism is harder, but possible in somewhat limited ways.

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