[Martin v. Loewis]
firstname.lastname@example.org (François Pinard) writes:
I also use 2.0 as the lowest common denominator.
Linguistic problem :-). Should we say "greatest" instead of "lowest"? Granted that the greatest common denominator is not "greatest" in any other way, but it is lower or equal than any of the things we consider. The real "lowest" common denominator might be very close to nothing, might it not?
For any two natural numbers, the lowest common denominator is
So, besides arithmetic, what would be the correct expression to replace: "I also use 2.0 as the lowest common denominator." ?
P.S. - It's amusing how fast off-topic matters slide even more off topic! :-) The real thread is about how documentation could be amended to (maybe) help many people at being comfortable with Python, despite the rate of change. It is probably worth staying concentrated on the real thread...
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