[Python-Dev] Re: PEP 218 (sets); moving set.py to Lib

Magnus Lie Hetland magnus@hetland.org
Sat, 24 Aug 2002 16:30:26 +0200

Eric S. Raymond <esr@thyrsus.com>:
> Makes sense.  Hardware designers care a lot about reduction to disjunctive
> normal form. Much more than logicians do, actually.
> > Hmm, I just realized that I've also seen it in an American book on
> > discrete maths, so it's not just us Swedes ;)
> Odd that I haven't encountered it.

Indeed. I thought this was quite standard when working with digital
circuits etc...

And -- I don't quite see why we're talking about Boolean algebra in
general here, when we're specifically looking for set operators... Oh,

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