[Haskell-cafe] Functional progr., images, laziness and all therest

Ketil Malde ketil+haskell at ii.uib.no
Fri Jun 23 05:13:35 EDT 2006

"Brian Hulley" <brianh at metamilk.com> writes:

>>> But how does this change the fact that y still has 1 more element
>>> than yq? yq is after all, not a circular list.

>> infinity+1 = infinity

> Surely this is just a mathematical convention, not reality! :-)

Not even that.  Infinity isn't a number, and it doesn't really make
sense to add one to it.

> Couldn't an infinite list just be regarded as the maximum element of
> the (infinite) set of all finite lists?

The point of infinity is that there is no maximum :-)

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