From: Cristian Secarã (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Oct 11 2004 - 00:11:25 CST
On Mon, 11 Oct 2004 02:22:46 +0000, James Kass wrote:
> Most people begin counting with one, although in the recent
> past some computer technicians have begun to begin counting
> with zero.
There is serious reason for that: when it comes to exponent of 2,
counting from zero makes sense, as the first bit (b0) value calculation
2^0=1, the second bit (b1) value calculation is 2^1=2, ..., the eight
(b7) value calculation is 2^7=128.
This is for 8 bit, but the same apply for 16 etc. number of bits (the
same apply to Unicode characters in binary representation).
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