**From:** Mark E. Shoulson (*mark@kli.org*)

**Date:** Wed Mar 09 2011 - 07:44:54 CST

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On 03/09/2011 06:56 AM, André Szabolcs Szelp wrote:

*> 2011/3/9 Hans Aberg<haberg-1@telia.com>:
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*>> Dots are also used for IPv4, but it becomes ambiguous if one needs a fractional part.
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*> Oh, quite a lot of people use "," for fractional parts...
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I suppose in a sense the convention of using , to separate out groups of

three digits (or spaces, in some locales) can be seen as an example of

using base-1000.

~mark

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