[Python-Dev] Re: Stability and change
Mon, 27 May 2002 10:41:23 -0700
"Martin v. Loewis" wrote:
> email@example.com (Fran=E7ois 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=
> > way, but it is lower or equal than any of the things we consider. Th=
> > "lowest" common denominator might be very close to nothing, might it =
> For any two natural numbers, the lowest common denominator is
> 1. Finding the greatest (largest?) common denominator is indeed what
> involves an algorithm.
GCD =3D greatest common divisor
LCD =3D lowest common denominator