Author terry.reedy
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Date 2008-04-04.04:59:53
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The fact that other languages have factorial does not in itself impress
me.  What is the actual use case other than illustrating computational
induction (whether by iteration or recursion) and for calculating
binomial coefficients?

I don't really like the idea of making factorial a method for the same
reason that exp, sin, ....... are not methods of float: there is no end.
 People should be able to learn basic classes without specialized
functions attached.
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