[Python-Dev] Re: Stability and change

Fredrik Lundh fredrik@pythonware.com
Tue, 28 May 2002 08:30:23 +0200

david wrote:

> > LCD = lowest common denominator
>         ^^^^^^
> Should be "least". I still remember when my 3rd grade teacher derided the
> imprecise use of terms other than "greatest" and "least" for describing
> numbers.
> > http://www.dictionary.com/cgi-bin/dict.pl?term=lcd&r=67
> See your own link.

did you check the link?  the first entry only expands the
abbreviation, the third entry provides the full explanation:

    least common denominator
    n. Abbr. lcd 

    The least common multiple of the denominators of a set
    of fractions: The least common denominator of 1/3 and
    1/4 is 12. Also called lowest common denominator.

> nitpicking-ly yr's

if you're gonna nitpick, you could at least do it right ;-)