[Haskell-cafe] Re: 0/0 > 1 == False
Ben Franksen
ben.franksen at online.de
Fri Jan 18 21:33:39 EST 2008
Benja Fallenstein wrote:
> On Jan 10, 2008 9:22 AM, Mitar <mmitar at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I understand that proper mathematical behavior would be that as 0/0 is
>> mathematically undefined that 0/0 cannot be even compared to 1.
>
> My understanding is that common mathematical practice is that
> comparing an undefined value to anything (including itself) always
> yields false; "x /= x" is sometimes used to formalize "x is
> undefined."
In Mathematics one usually avoids comparing undefined values. If one does
the result is undefined, too, of course. IOW, the whole calculation is
worthless scribble.
Cheers
Ben
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