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Re: conventions/requirements for 'is' vs '==', 'not vs '!=', etc

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"inhahe" <in****@gmail.comwrote in message news:...
>Ma: Symbolic identity is a mathematical relation
Mb: Symbols are acausal
m: Matter is causal
C: Symbolic identity is not defined on matter.

I do think though that a computer languages claiming operations on
'identity', as vis a vis 'equivalence', is completely contrived, as in,
it's just an arbitary distinction about the way in which we're going to
compare bits.

Although I suppose it counts for something that if a is b, in Python, then
the data referenced (at the end of the chain) by those two names occupies
the same physical transistors in the RAM module, although that's still a
level removed in that the so-called identity would change with time as the
electrical condition in the transistors changes.

But as far as the transistors being physically the same goes, a is b
actually closely corresponds to vernacular identity by way of "reference vs.
referent" in the theory of linguistics.

Jun 27 '08 #1
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