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

Cristian Baboi cristi at ot.onrc.ro
Sat Jan 12 07:54:54 EST 2008

On Sat, 12 Jan 2008 13:53:55 +0200, <jerzy.karczmarczuk at info.unicaen.fr>  

> 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?

This list is called "Cafe". It seems you took too much of it at once.

> The problem was there: the incapacity of Haskell to deal with the
> complexity of the floating-point computations. Important issue.

The original post was answered. You can stop reading this thread.

> Now you are juggling with infinities "as such", speculating on what
> are limits of non-converging sequences, etc. It becomes sad.

Haskell juggle with infinities "as such" in constructs as x=x.

> Normal people - of course - just throw away all these messages without
> reacting.

Would you define Haskell users as normal people ? :-)

> 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

In order to solve the true question one should first be able to ask it.

The truth is the original poster was sent chasing green horses on the  
walls with answers like NaN is 'undefined' and go read this and that.

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