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Jul29-10, 09:43 AM
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Quote Quote by Hurkyl View Post

e.g. what reasoning is the opening poster referring to? What does he mean by reach? And what exactly is the ellipsis covering up?
That's what I was trying to suggest, although you worded it better.


x < y < z is a mild form of 'abuse of notation' as it's called.
So let's agree that x < y < z to mean x < y /\ y < z, x < y < z < a to mean x < y /\ y < z /\ z < a ...

where I am using the ... to mean something similar to the meaning of the ... that the OP was asking about in the first place