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[REBOL] Re: Sameness - an abstract approach.

From: g:santilli:tiscalinet:it at: 14-Feb-2003 15:17

Hi Ladislav, On Friday, February 14, 2003, 1:15:58 PM, you wrote: LM> You already may have noticed, that the difference between our LM> POV's is mainly a terminological problem. You think, that an LM> integer is what you implement it to be, while the most useful LM> terminology uses abstractions to hide some implementation LM> details. That's fine, but since there's no way to decide if two equal integers are the same or not (i.e. there are two possible abstract definitions), I don't see anything wrong in deciding that they are not the same; there's nothing wrong in deciding that they are the same either, I just prefer the former because personally find it more "natural" (i.e. think of the two pieces of paper). That said, I think there's really no point in continuing to argue on an arbitrary question like this, I think I have bored all the people here much enough. :-) Regards, Gabriele. -- Gabriele Santilli <[g--santilli--tiscalinet--it]> -- REBOL Programmer Amigan -- AGI L'Aquila -- REB: