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Re: [lojban] Re: [jboske] RE: Anything but tautologies

la pycyn cusku di'e

Well, I notice that xod's version also left no space for an argument and had
it defined as a 0-level polynomial, so it wouuld in effect be the same thing
albeit presented less clearly. It is also a 0-level mapping, i.e., from the
empty set to the constant.

Would you mind giving a definition of domain? I'm thinking of the set of values such that they are mapped by the function to a value in the range. For example, the function f(x)=1 maps any real number to 1. I don't understand how a mapping with an empty domain works.

<I don't see the need to put {zo fy} in the x1 place.>

Oh, it's just the first place you mind. Well, it is natural to say "Whizbang
is the funtion from nats to nats such that...",

I notice you didn't write " 'Whizbang' is the name of the function... ", i.e. you used the name, you didn't mention it. Why do we need to mention it in Lojban?

but I agree that for any
other use this is a really bad choice. But, as I said, this was designed for
introducing functions (I suspect it follows some computer language protocol
as well).

As I said, even for introducing functions it seems to me like a really bad choice. And the English keyword is misleading. It suggests that x1 is the function, but apparently it is not, it is the function's name.

mu'o mi'e xorxes

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