From: Hans Aberg (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Jun 09 2010 - 16:07:42 CDT
On 9 Jun 2010, at 22:48, Luke-Jr wrote:
>> Mathematically, they are semantically the same. And if they look the
>> same, one still cannot convey that contextual information of the
>> Some numbers of different bases will be homographs, but in language,
>> one lets the context convey what is meant.
>> The use of prefixes or suffixes to convey the base only serves to
>> a context independent representation of the number. It simplifies a
>> traditional lexer-parser implementation of computer languages, as one
>> can let the lexer parse it.
> "I have 20 cans." How do you convey the base from that context?
You cannot - I said the context must be supplied. Prefix, suffix or
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