[Numpy-discussion] [Python-3000] PEP 31XX: A Type Hierarchy for Numbers (and other algebraic entities)

Collin Winter collinw@gmail....
Wed Apr 25 11:54:20 CDT 2007


The following things mean absolutely nothing to me:

- Monoid
- MonoidUnderPlus
- Group
- Ring
- Semiring
- Field

So, most of the terminology in the PEP.

I can see use-cases for this level of formalism, but I'm a strong -1
on making any part of the stdlib effectively off-limits for people
without advanced math degrees. Why can't this be shipped as a
third-party module?

Collin Winter


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