Re: [Heinously Off-Topic] 2.0.30 - And undefined

Bob Taylor (
Tue, 11 Mar 1997 15:32:47 -0800

> On Mon, 10 Mar 1997, Neptho wrote:
> People seem to have the wrong idea here. 1/0 does not equal some special
> value called "undefined"; It _is_ undefined. ie it has no value; it is
> the same sort of undefined (oops! an allusion; shouldn't use these) as
> trying to take the first element from an empty list. There is no sensible
> values so, for theoretical purposes, at least it has no value. In

Actually, 0 is not a number at all. It is a place holder. In some contexts
its meaning is "nothing" or "empty". It is most unfortunate that it has been
misunderstood by so many people.


Just my 1/2 cent.


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