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Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Fri Aug 20 18:03:38 CEST 2004


Tim Hochberg wrote:

> Reid Nichol wrote:
>> Gerrit Muller wrote:
>>> and then a quantum leap towards Python.
>> You're aware that a quantum leap means a extremely small leap, right?
> 
> While quanta are typically very-very-very small, last I checked the key 
> feature of quantum transitions is not that they're small, but that there 
> are no intermediate steps. The object is in state A then it's in state 
> B, but it's never halfway (or anywhere) between. Like most quantum stuff 
> it's better not to think about that too closely.

And at least some dictionaries give it as a synonym for "large"
or "significant".  (www.m-w.com for one)

-Peter



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