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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)
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