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We obtain a criterion for an analytic subset of a Euclidean space to contain points of differentiability of a typical Lipschitz function, namely, that it cannot be covered by countably many sets, each of which is closed and purely unrectifiable (has zero length intersection with every $C^1$ curve). Surprisingly, we establish that any set failing this criterion witnesses the opposite extreme of typical behaviour: In any such coverable set a typical Lipschitz function is everywhere severely non-differentiable.
- differentiability of Lipschitz functions
- Baire category
- purely unrectifiable
- Banach-Mazur game