Re: Proposal to encode dominoes and other game symbols

From: Ernest Cline (
Date: Tue May 25 2004 - 22:01:29 CDT

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    > [Original Message]
    > From: Rick McGowan <>
    > Ken wrote...
    > > John that going beyond the double-twelve (for now) is just
    > > speculative and not supported by actual use in dominoes
    > > books.
    > I don't think this is speculative. A photograph of production
    > domino sets above 12 is included in the proposal. We
    > might as well add them now as later.

    I would add that it would probably be better to encode them
    in an order that lists the larger number first. i.e., 0-0, 1-0, 1-1,
    2-0, 2-1, 2-2, 3-0, etc. so that if at a later date it is determined
    that an even larger set of dominoes needs to be encoded
    than the one that is first encoded the number of discontinuities
    is an ordered listing of the dominoes is kept to at most one
    per time additional dominoes are added.

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