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Re: [Axiom-developer] Time for another crazy idea...

From: C Y
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] Time for another crazy idea...
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2006 07:35:19 -0800 (PST)

--- Gabriel Dos Reis <address@hidden> wrote:

> C Y <address@hidden> writes:
> [...]
> > I think we should try to either use names that are (at least
> > moderately) common in mathematical and other research as they
> > are commonly used, or in the worst case clearly define what we are
> > and are not using the word for in the context of Axiom.  It
> > will make it FAR easier for researchers to read and use Axiom if
> > they don't have to re-adjust their understand of common terms
> > (IMHO anyway).
> Indeed.  That speaks for NOT using 'category' and 'object' when, in
> fact, we are talking of things that are different from 'category' and
> 'object' as used in the math litterature.

That would be my preference.  I know there are often problems with
multiple uses of terms, but in this case I think we might want to give
the matter some consideration, at least when we start to do the large
scale Algebra translation.


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