[Haskell-cafe] Functional progr., images, laziness and all therest
ketil+haskell at ii.uib.no
Fri Jun 23 05:13:35 EDT 2006
"Brian Hulley" <brianh at metamilk.com> writes:
>>> But how does this change the fact that y still has 1 more element
>>> than yq? yq is after all, not a circular list.
>> infinity+1 = infinity
> Surely this is just a mathematical convention, not reality! :-)
Not even that. Infinity isn't a number, and it doesn't really make
sense to add one to it.
> Couldn't an infinite list just be regarded as the maximum element of
> the (infinite) set of all finite lists?
The point of infinity is that there is no maximum :-)
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