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RE: question about lexical and value spaces

From: Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2008 18:03:46 -0000
To: "'Peter F. Patel-Schneider'" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Cc: <www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <013a01c853b3$27115d80$a500a8c0@turtle>

> The kind of datatype that I was interested in was a datatype 
> with uncountably many values, e.g., reals.

I'm rather intrigued by this, even if there is no relevance to XML Schema.
Am I right in remembering that algebraic numbers are countable but
transcendentals are not? How do you represent the uncountable
transcendentals on a digital computer?

Michael Kay
http://www.saxonica.com/
Received on Thursday, 10 January 2008 18:04:00 GMT

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