[Haskell-cafe] Re: 0/0 > 1 == False

jerzy.karczmarczuk at info.unicaen.fr jerzy.karczmarczuk at info.unicaen.fr
Sat Jan 12 06:53:55 EST 2008

We agree that the absolute freedom to discuss the issue
of how many angels could dance on the head of a pin is very
important, but - 

must it hold on *this* list? 

The problem was there: the incapacity of Haskell to deal with the
complexity of the floating-point computations. Important issue.
Now you are juggling with infinities "as such", speculating on what
are limits of non-converging sequences, etc. It becomes sad.
Normal people - of course - just throw away all these messages without
reacting. I react, because I feel that diluting an important problem
in a scholastic discussion discourages people to think how to solve
the true question... 

Jerzy Karczmarczuk 

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