Physics and the Law of Lossy Requirements
This post over at The Eternal Universe is a physicist complaining about how he’s not seeking a computer science degree, yet he has to keep learning computer languages just to publish physics papers.
He should have read my previous post about the Law of Lossy Requirements. The cheapest way to capture all of the details of an algorithm is in code. English language specs never capture all the necessary details. So of course physics papers are often written in code.