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On Thu, Aug 29, 2019 at 4:35 AM Cristian Cocos <cristi at ieee.org> wrote: > > Thank you! I can see that the taxonomy of built-in classes (i.e. the > subclass/superclass relations) is not very developed. At the very least I > would have loved to see stuff such as int declared as a subClass/subType > of float and the like--that is, a class taxonomy in tune with standard > mathematical practice, but I am guessing that mathematical kosher-ness had > to take a back seat to implementational concerns. In mathematics, integers are a strict subset of reals, but that doesn't mean that the integer type is a subclass of the float type. Floats in computers are not the same as reals in mathematics; most notably, they are far from infinite in either magnitude or precision. ChrisA

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