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Re^4: The world is not object oriented

by Coruscate (Sexton)
on Jan 03, 2004 at 23:55 UTC ( #318559=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Re: The world is not object oriented
in thread The world is not object oriented

All in good fun :)

I usually say good morning until noon, and refer to 3 in the morning when people call me that late/early.

See, now you are half-contradicting yourself! You say you refer to it as morning, then you go on to say that it is both early and late. So is "January 3, 2003 at 3 AM" January 2nd's late night or January 3rd's early morning? Technically, it is January 3rd's early morning, but human perception and thinking comes into play. Even the simplest things can become confusing, because all it takes is one person who thinks differently than the majority of others.

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Re: Re^4: The world is not object oriented
by exussum0 (Vicar) on Jan 04, 2004 at 03:09 UTC
    Yeah, but AM and PM stand for something. It's Boolean in nature somehow. We, if we worked on a project, could agree on something. $this->{isPm} is easy

    Play that funky music white boy..
      Except at noon and midnight. noon is neither before or after noon, and midnight is equally before and after, breaking the boolean AM/PM you believe exists.
        I forgot to add: This is why I despise our digital clocks which insist that noon is PM because 12:01 is, and that midnight is somehow AM because 12:01 in the morning is. It creates a nice artificial symmetry, but is illogical to call 12:00 "noon after noon". Actually, that probably makes it a good example for the author's contention, as our need to force times into the AM/PM system creates an absolutely absurd designation of something being after itself.

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