From: John Dlugosz (JDlugosz@tradestation.com)
Date: Fri Jun 04 2010 - 11:55:55 CDT
Those things really happen when writing in assembly language. I recall having to write "numbers" that only begin with a decimal digit, so "a fish" is a word, and "0ah fish" is a number. In C and C++, "a" is a word and "0xa" is a number.
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> Subject: Re: Hexadecimal digits
> 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
> 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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