[Chicago] PyPy

Eric Stein toba at des.truct.org
Tue Jul 26 17:31:26 CEST 2011


The set of people who understand how your analogy relates to PyPy is
provably finite.

Eric

On 07/26/2011 09:45 AM, Joshua Herman wrote:
> Let us call a set "abnormal" if it is a member of itself, and "normal"
> otherwise. For example, take the set of all members of ChiPy. That set
> is not itself a member of ChiPy, and therefore is not a member of the
> set of all members of ChiPy. So it is "normal". On the other hand, if
> we take the complementary set that contains all non-members of ChiPy,
> that set is itself not a member of ChiPy and so should be one of its
> own members. It is "abnormal".
>
> Now we consider the set of all normal sets, R. Attempting to determine
> whether R is normal or abnormal is impossible: If R were a normal set,
> it would be contained in the set of normal sets (itself), and
> therefore be abnormal; and if it were abnormal, it would not be
> contained in the set of normal sets (itself), and therefore be normal.
> This leads to the conclusion that R is neither normal nor abnormal:
> Russell's paradox.
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