Craig on 18 Jul 2003 04:00:01 -0000

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RE: [spoon-discuss] Re: [Spoon-business] Foomp

>>> I think you just stepped over the line from weird to absurd. "any real
>>> number" could be interpreted to mean any number that is real, or it
>>> could mean the string value "any real number"; but in this case it's
>>> blindingly obvious what the meaning is.
>> Unfortuanately, this is Nomic, not common sense. What is written is
>> important, and in this case there is a very real difference between
>> 'any real number' and 'a
>> value of any real number'

>Either is a valid interpretation according to the rules; game custom,
>precedent, common sense, spirit of the game, etc. all suggest that it
>works the way we've been using it.

Nothing stops the value from being a real number, but the rules do
explicitly state that it can be "any real number" as well. A good case can
be made that the string is allowed. I'm not sure how I would judge a CFJ on
it, but it isn't obvious that BvS is worng.

 -- Teucer

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