[Haskell-cafe] Re: A few ideas about FRP and arbitrary access in time

Aaron Denney wnoise at ofb.net
Tue Mar 9 00:23:56 EST 2010

On 2010-03-08, Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH <allbery at ece.cmu.edu> wrote:
> There is a discrete time quantum.  But unless you're doing simulations  
> at the quantum level, you really don't want to go there (even ignoring  
> that one second of real time would take a really long time to  
> calculate on current hardware :); stick to macrocosmic physics, which  
> is statistically continuous.

That's ... contentious.  In both quantum mechanics and GR, time is
completely, flattly, continuous.  In certain extremely speculative
frameworks attempting to combine the regimes in which they are
applicable, that may not be the case.  But for accepted physics models,
time really is continous.

Aaron Denney

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