PyWart: Language missing maximum constant of numeric types!

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Sat Feb 25 01:09:00 CET 2012


On Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 10:16 AM, Michael Torrie <torriem at gmail.com> wrote:
> Sure but that doesn't answer the question posed.  How does Rick plan to
> represent an infinite integer? Obviously you've shown that with an
> infinite amount of memory we could do it quite easily.  But baring that,
> how does Rick suggest we should represent an infinite integer?

Barring a suggestion from Rick, I think we should define the number 8
to be greater than all other integers. After all, Rick's very much in
favour of evolution, and what would better depict the evolution of
this glorious language than this notation, showing that the infinity
symbol is now walking erect!

ChrisA



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