wware-nospam at world.std.com
Tue Nov 30 00:45:42 CET 1999
Gordon McMillan (gmcm at hypernet.com) wrote:
: Now that you've had some coffee this morning, do you see
: any problems with this, Will?
Uh, yeah, never mind. There is perhaps a last vestige of utility in
the idea. I dimly recall once seeing a number theory text that, over
several hundred pages, formally defined addition of integers from
more fundamental principles. The reasoning leaned heavily on functions
for the successor and predecessor of an integer. Conceivably there
might be some value in adding successor and predecessor functions to
immutable types where they had obvious meanings. Not that I ever do
number theory myself, nor am I aware of anybody using Python for it,
so this isn't a wish list thing, this is just idle conjecture.
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Resistance is futile. Capacitance is efficacious.
Will Ware email: wware @ world.std.com
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