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Re: Idempotence and "Replication Insensitivity" are equivalent ?

From: Marshall <marshall.spight_at_gmail.com>
Date: 21 Sep 2006 09:30:41 -0700
Message-ID: <1158856241.468063.219960@k70g2000cwa.googlegroups.com>


William Hughes wrote:
> Marshall wrote:
> > William Hughes wrote:
> > > Marshall wrote:
> > >
> > > The question posed by the title of this thread "are idempotence
> > > and replication insensitivity equivalent?". Since idempotence
> > > only applies to functions of the type A,A->A we get that
> > > idempotence only applies to a restricted set of functions
> > > on M(A). Since this restricted set does not include all
> > > the functions we would like to apply the term "replication
> > > insensitive" to, I would conclude that the terms
> > > "idempotent" and "replication insensitive" are not equivalent.
> >
> > Well, they were never proposed to be *equivalent*, at least
> > not by me. The two kinds of functions have different types,
> > for one thing. They certainly look *related* though.
> >
>
> Then we agree completely.
> (See e.g. the last line of my first post in this thread
> "The two concepts while related are not the same.")

Okay; cool.

Ah, I see now that this thread started in sci.math; I'm reading in c.d.t. and so I didn't see your first post.  

Marshall Received on Thu Sep 21 2006 - 11:30:41 CDT

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