Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
lkcl at lkcl.net
Fri Dec 18 23:09:41 GMT 2020
On Friday, December 18, 2020, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl at lkcl.net>
> On Fri, Dec 18, 2020 at 7:11 AM Lauri Kasanen <cand at gmx.com> wrote:
>> That would be a bad choice, it implies there will be some delayed action
>> at a later time. I'd suggest "idling".
> interesting. that was one of the other synonyms in the group. thank you.
right. been talking with my stepfather who is a maths teacher. in trying
to explain it to him i mentioned that "idling" etc is a bit like
multiplying by 0
i.e. the unfortunate implication of "idling" and "latent" and "inactive" is
that it is not just SV that is off but the *actual instruction as well*.
we therefore want something that is equivalent to "multiply by 1" and
ta-daaa the mathematical term for that is "identity".
how can this word be used to explain SV "default changes nothing" ?
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