[Haskell-cafe] What is a number. (Was: Num instances for 2-dimensional types)

Anton van Straaten anton at appsolutions.com
Mon Oct 5 12:11:33 EDT 2009

jerzy.karczmarczuk at info.unicaen.fr wrote:
> American people will call it a discussion about "semantics", and
> we, European will not understand why this word is used in a pejorative
> context...

"Semantics" *should* be a pejorative word unless it refers to something 
formally specified, and preferably executable or machine-checkable. 
Those subtle Contintental critics of informal semantics, namely Derrida, 
Irigaray, et al, showed us why.

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