Talk:Countably Compact Metric Space is Compact
This is one of those pages where there is a different number of only-if proofs than if proofs. Rather than repeat the if proof twice, once for proof 1 and once for proof 2, it is better to separate out the two halves as separate things to be proved.
Fortunately not much needs to be done here: the if proof stands alone for all topological spaces, while the only-if is the bit which is relevant to metric spaces only.
So I recommend we lose the "iff" in the statement of the proof, and just report this as: "Let M be a metric space. Let M be countably compact. Then M is compact." This will then have 2 (or n) proofs.
We can then put another page together called "Metric Space is Countably Compact iff Compact" which will have 2 (one-line) sections: Necessary Condition: Countably Compact Metric Space is Compact, and Sufficient Condition: Compact Space is Countably Compact.
- Sounds good. While at it, let us ensure that all pages are endowed with accurate, descriptive titles. --Lord_Farin (talk) 22:15, 31 October 2012 (UTC)