Date: Mar 19, 2000 5:27 PM
Author: Julio Gonzalez Cabillon
Subject: Re: [HM] L'Hopital, Pythagoras, Ptolemy and Hilbert


[John Conway]
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| Since de l'Hopital actually paid Bernoulli for the right to publish
| some of the latter's results as his, shouldn't we respect their
| agreement by continuing to use his name?

But, John, the story is quite different. L'Hospital did NOT pay Bernoulli
_for the right to publish_ anything at all, and so there was not such an
agreement.

Julio GC