Re: Punctuation symbols for partial cuneiform characters

From: Timothy Partridge (
Date: Wed Sep 03 2003 - 16:17:44 EDT

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    John Cowan recently said:

    > No, indeed. Even the hopeless innumerate should be able to grasp
    > the ceiling and floor functions, however: the floor of four and a half
    > is four, whereas its ceiling is five. Some speak of rounding down and
    > rounding up respectively.

    The hopelessly innumerate might get confused with minus four and a half. The
    floor is minus five and the ceiling is minus four. (The floor goes towards
    minus infinity not zero.)


    Tim Partridge. Any opinions expressed are mine only and not those of my employer

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