(side-)effects and ...

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Mon Jul 6 21:05:54 CEST 2015


On 07/05/2015 01:29 PM, Stefan Ram wrote:

>    The function »datetime.datetime.now().time()« does not yield
>    a value that is determined by the expression »time()«;
>    instead its value can /differ/ between two calls even when the
>    call »time()« does not differ. In mathematics, however, a
>    call to a function that is given by a term such as »cos( 0 )«
>    always has the /same/ value.

The input to time() is the result of datetime.datetime.now(); is it datetime.datetime.now() that is being influenced by the world.

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~Ethan~


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