Encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism

Ian Kelly ian.g.kelly at gmail.com
Thu Jul 19 23:13:37 CEST 2012

On Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 3:01 PM, John Gordon <gordon at panix.com> wrote:
> In <mailman.2317.1342730879.4697.python-list at python.org> Dennis Lee Bieber <wlfraed at ix.netcom.com> writes:
>> > Sure it terminates...If you don't run out of RAM to represent the
>> > number "i" in question, there's also this "heat death of the
>> > universe" limit I keep hearing about ;-)
>> >
>>       Since the current evidence indicates the universe will just keep
>> expanding, it's more of a "deep freeze death..."
> Heat death means *lack* of heat.

Actually actually it means *uniformity* of heat, i.e. that the entire
universe is in thermodynamic equilibrium and so it is impossible to
perform work.  So heat death is expected regardless of whether the
universe ultimately collapses or expands indefinitely.

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