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This has me curious about "ordering other than our normal ordering." What does this mean? I take it that "normal ordering (of integers)" is ... 0, 1, 2, 3... Do mathematicians consider alternate orderings like ...0, 2, 1, 3... That doesnt seem to make sense to me, that's more like changing the names. Or is it like complex numbers, where it isn't really clear what Z1 > Z2 means.fresh_42 said:I don't have a specific example in mind, but there could be a solution in domains other than the integers and with an ordering other than our normal ordering. It all depends on which meanings you attach to the symbols you use.

I think I'm looking for pointers to where "alternate orderings" would be described / discussed.

Thanks