Re: Hexadecimal digits?

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Mon Nov 10 2003 - 11:52:50 EST

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    Jill Ramonsky <Jill dot Ramonsky at aculab dot com> wrote:

    > I am not the one who has not thought it through. There _is_ no
    > difference between decimal 7 and hex 7. They are the same digit.
    > File777 sorts before File999 in _ALL_ radices.

    No, what Jim said was:

    > And the only way you can tell 7 decimal from 7 hex is by giving 7 to
    > different code points, that is File777 in hex should sort
    > after File999 in decimal.

    777 hex is greater than 999 decimal.

    Of course, this is a very contrived example.

    -Doug Ewell
     Fullerton, California

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