This is a cross-post from mathstack:
I would like to learn a bit about the connections between Gentzen's discoveries in the 30's related to proof theory and, in particular, his sequent calculus, and the later development of computer languages. Could anyone elaborate a bit on that? I am particularly interested in knowning whether one can find in Gentzen some predecessor of a pointer to a memory address. If so, in which specific form?
Thanks in advance.