What is Expressiveness in a Computer Language

Duane Rettig duane at franz.com
Sat Jun 24 00:39:46 CEST 2006


Darren New <dnew at san.rr.com> writes:

> Marshall wrote:
>> I can't see how you'd call + on a and b if you think they might
>> not be numbers.
>
> Now substitute "<" for "+" and see if you can make the same argument. :-)

Sure.  Properly extended to handle strings, "abc" < "def" might return
true.

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