Py2.3: Feedback on Sets

David Eppstein eppstein at ics.uci.edu
Mon Aug 18 20:43:08 CEST 2003


In article <3F411A93.70807 at users.ch>, Borcis <borcis at users.ch> wrote:

>  > I'm not sure why multiplying a list by a negative number produces the
>  > empty list instead of an exception, though.
> 
> If it is illogical for it not to raise an exception, then in an appropriate
> universe the theory is logically permitted that some other value than the
> empty list is more logical as a result, than the empty list itself.

The appropriate theory for this being the free group generated by all 
possible Python objects?

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David Eppstein                      http://www.ics.uci.edu/~eppstein/
Univ. of California, Irvine, School of Information & Computer Science




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