[Haskell] Re: Marketing Haskell
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Fri Apr 3 04:53:22 EDT 2009
On Fri, 3 Apr 2009 10:18:17 +0200, Thomas Davie <tatd2 at kent.ac.uk>
>On 3 Apr 2009, at 09:25, Benjamin L.Russell wrote:
>> Or is that a logo of two octopi, one with four arms, and the other
>> with three? Oh no, the poor octopi!
>If it's an octopi, surely it should have 3.1415926... arms? Where's
Actually, according to the Wikipedia entry for "octopus" (see
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octopus), I probably should have written
the plural as either "octopuses" or "octopodes":
>The Oxford English Dictionary (2004 update) lists octopuses, octopi
> and octopodes (in that order); it labels octopodes "rare", and notes
>that octopi derives from the mistaken assumption that octopus is a
> second declension Latin noun, which it is not.
Since the 3.1415926... derives from a mistaken assumption, the
0.1415926... disappears in a poof of logic.
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