Decimals and other numbers

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at
Fri Jan 9 12:03:39 CET 2015

Marko Rauhamaa wrote:

> Steven D'Aprano <steve+comp.lang.python at>:
>> mathematicians with a pragmatic bent
> You shouldn't call engineers and scientists mathematicians ("with a
> pragmatic bent"). Rigor is an absolute requirement for any mathematics.

I wasn't referring to engineers, scientists, short-order cooks or cat walk
models. I was referring to mathematicians.

Mathematicians with a pragmatic bent. Or to put it another way, the
intersection between the set of pragmatic people and the set of


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