[Chicago] PyPy

Joshua Herman zitterbewegung at gmail.com
Tue Jul 26 17:35:42 CEST 2011

```True, and the people who want to understand my analogy are smaller still...

On Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 10:31 AM, Eric Stein <toba at des.truct.org> wrote:
> 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:
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