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Re: xml:lang und kgV / ggT ;-)

From: William F. Hammond <hammond@csc.albany.edu>
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 20:38:30 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <200004120038.UAA15019@hilbert.math.albany.edu>
To: strotman@nu.cs.fsu.edu
Cc: www-math@w3.org
<gcd/> and <ggT/>:

Language issues aside, is it really sensible to have "gcd" hard-coded
at all?

For integers it's well-defined if one insists, as usual, that it be
positive, and for the ring of polynomials over a field, it's
well-defined if one insists that it be monic.  Beyond that it might
just exist as an ideal, i.e., may not have the same type as its
arguments.

I would submit this as an instance where "less is more".

                                      -- Bill
Received on Tuesday, 11 April 2000 20:39:01 GMT

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