documentation error

Bengt Richter bokr at oz.net
Sun Sep 4 23:24:37 CEST 2005


On Sun, 04 Sep 2005 20:02:10 GMT, Bryan Olson <fakeaddress at nowhere.org> wrote:

>Reinhold Birkenfeld wrote:
> > tiissa wrote:
> >
> >>bill wrote:
> >>
> >>>>From 3.2 in the Reference Manual "The Standard Type Hierarchy":
> >>>
> >>>"Integers
> >>>    These represent elements from the mathematical set of whole
> >>>numbers."
> >>>
> >>>The generally recognized definition of a 'whole number' is zero and the
> >>>positive integers.
> >>
> >>This term is ambiguous as it seems to be used for both natural numbers
> >>and signed numbers [1].
> >
> >
> > I cleared this up; now it reads "... set of whole numbers (positive 
>and negative
> > ones)."
>
>Consider deleting the sentence in which the Python doc tries to
>define mathematical integers.
>
>     Integers
>
>         [In Python] There are three types of integers:
>
This is a nice site:

http://mathworld.wolfram.com/WholeNumber.html
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/topics/Integers.html

Regards,
Bengt Richter



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