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Re: The horse race

From: JOG <jog_at_cs.nott.ac.uk>
Date: 25 Feb 2006 12:11:17 -0800
Message-ID: <1140898277.203598.65380@j33g2000cwa.googlegroups.com>


Tony Andrews wrote:
> I am sure nobody sensible (and I know that includes Marshall) would
> claim that order is never important. I think what is claimed is that
> (a) sets are not intrinsically ordered, and (b) sets can nevertheless
> be used to store data which may then be ordered, perhaps in more than
> one way. For example, you could list the horses in the race in order
> of finish position, or in order of horse's name - all from the same
> intrinsically unordered set of data. Do you not agree?

You are of course absolutely correct Tony. One only has to look at archived threads to confirm this. Marshall, along with everyone else, has consistently said that one can apply a mathematical ordering upon an underlying set of elements, and we know full well that everyone here understands these basic mathematical concepts.

I can only recommend for your own sanity you don't try and engage in intelligent discourse with someone when there is none to be had :(

all best and good luck, Jim Received on Sat Feb 25 2006 - 14:11:17 CST

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