Re: Origin of the U+nnnn notation

From: Guy Steele (Guy.Steele@Sun.COM)
Date: Tue Nov 08 2005 - 18:47:34 CST

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    On Nov 8, 2005, at 6:59 PM, Philippe Verdy wrote:

    > From: "Hans Aberg" <>
    >> What about U+0000, a non-positive value? :-)
    > A positive value too. Zero is both negative and positive.
    That is not the mathematically conventional use of those terms;
    rather, zero is neither negative nor positive. That is why we use the
    terms nonnegative (to mean "zero or positive") and nonpositive
    (to mean "zero or negative").
    --Guy Steele

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