From: Luke-Jr (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Jun 04 2010 - 08:58:30 CDT
On Friday 04 June 2010 08:51:05 am Otto Stolz wrote:
> In any case, you have to know the base of every number
> you are going to parse. This stems from the fact that
> the same digits are used for all number systems.
But you first need to know if it is a number or a word.
Can you drink cafe coffee?
Am I asking about coffee from a cafe (place), or asking if you can
handle 51,996 (decimal) cups of coffee?
May I have a fish?
One fish or ten?
Just two examples I can think of offhand that make a-f insufficient.
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