In article <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org.CUT> wrote:
> 0.999... is NOT a real number. It is a symbol that represents an >infinite series. An infinite series, by definition, is a sequence. > The statement 0.999... = 1 says that the sequence represented >by the symbol on the left CONVERGES TO the number represented by >the symbol (numeral) "1".
It seems more natural to define 0.999... itself as the limit of the sequence, so the you don't need a special interpretation of "=".
-- Richard -- "Consideration shall be given to the need for as many as 32 characters in some alphabets" - X3.4, 1963.