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Unfair to Niven

by PhilHibbs (Hermit)
on Sep 03, 2003 at 09:08 UTC ( #288550=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to The sort of fiction you're most likely to find me reading:

All the other authors get their most well-known work listed, but Niven gets Flatland! This means that any one that's read a few Niven books, but not much else on the list, will overlook that option and vote for something else. Ringworld would have been a better option.

Ignore me, I'm talking shite.

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Re: Unfair to Niven
by hardburn (Abbot) on Sep 03, 2003 at 15:27 UTC


    Flatland was written in the 19th century by Edwin A. Abbott. It's a mathmatical textbook hidden inside a cute story.

    I don't know where Niven comes into this.

    I wanted to explore how Perl's closures can be manipulated, and ended up creating an object system by accident.
    -- Schemer

    Note: All code is untested, unless otherwise stated

      Larry Niven wrote a story called Flatland, part of his Known Space arc. I presume the OP hasn't ever heard of the more famous Flatland...
        /me blushes.

        That rings a bell, actually.

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