In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, WM <email@example.com> wrote:
> On 25 Mrz., 21:43, Virgil <vir...@ligriv.com> wrote: > > > > That is the question too. Why has never anybody written the complete > > > decimal- or binary expansion of a periodic rational? > > > > Everyone who tried died of boredom before finishing. > > In brief: It is impossible.
It is also unnecessary, which is how the boredom arose. > > > > No one has ever written down an actual number rather than the name of, > > or numeral for, that number, so according to WM's thesis, we might as > > well ignore all numbers entirely, as we never actually deal with them > > directly. > > No. We deal with irrational numbers by using their names.
We deal with ALL numbers by using various forms of their names.
If WM thinks he can do otherwise, let him demonstrate his ability to produce any actual number other than by naming in one way or another.. --