Re: The horse race
Date: 25 Feb 2006 12:11:17 -0800
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.
all best and good luck, Jim Received on Sat Feb 25 2006 - 21:11:17 CET