Chapter 13. Bounded Numbers
Just a minute here! In the last chapter, you gave this song and dance about how important it is to transcend the pedestrian world of mere numbers and think instead about abstract variables. Now you turn around and start talking about numbers?!
Yep, I’m a Low-Down, Lying Hypocrite. Although I think in terms of abstract variables, the computer thinks in terms of actual numbers. There are some problems, however, with actual calculations with normal numbers, and these problems must be dealt with.
For example, suppose you’re building a storyworld about romance. We already know that you will need a variable such as