Simon Cozens simon at
Wed Jan 10 14:30:03 GMT 2007

Sue Spence:
> This is a FAQ from the dawn of computer science. 

And we still haven't fixed it so that computers work the way everyone expects,
instead focussing all our energies on trying to fix the expectations. Bloody
typical, really. Automatic casting to rationals wouldn't be *that* hard.
"How should I know if it works?  That's what beta testers are for.  I only
coded it."
(Attributed to Linus Torvalds, somewhere in a posting)

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