"Strong typing vs. strong testing"

Tim Bradshaw tfb at tfeb.org
Wed Oct 13 09:43:02 CEST 2010


On 2010-10-13 02:00:46 +0100, BartC said:

> But what exactly *is* this number? Is it 0.25, 1.57 or 90?

Its pi/2, the same way 90% is 9/10.


> 
> I can also write 12 inches, 1 foot, 1/3 yards, 1/5280 miles, 304.8 mm 
> and so on. They are all the same number, roughly 1/131000000 of the 
> polar circumference of the Earth.

They are not numbers they are lengths.




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