On 10/3/2017 12:15 PM, FromTheRafters wrote: > Jim Burns submitted this idea :
>> It's the same reason we assign the infinite decimal 0.1234000... >> to the terminating decimal 0.1234. We want 0.1234000... to be >> _something_ . What else would it be? > > I think you missed my point.
You're very likely right about that.
I think I would have to study this thread more closely in order to appreciate this better from netzweltler's point of view. He seems determined to use things in a non-standard way. I just want to point out that it's non-standard and (I hope) explain the standard way.