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Re^2: In base 1, the number after 0 is:

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on May 01, 2014 at 22:05 UTC ( #1084695=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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base 2 uses 0 and 1 as its digits base 10 uses 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 base n uses 0 .. n-1 as it's list of digits where n is the number of digits avaliable since in the case of base 1 n-1 would be 1-1 or 0 the entire list of digits would be 0..0. Making the answer 00 or in common base 10 "2". If we consider that English speaking non programmers who treat 0 and null as the same value we can infer that the choice to use 0 as the entire list of digits in base 1 is flawed as general consensus would be to use 1 as the entire list of digits available in base 1. In this case the number after 0, which is effectively null, would be 1. my $foo = null; $foo ++; print $foo; #1
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Re^3: In base 1, the number after 0 is:
by fishy (Monk) on May 02, 2014 at 08:31 UTC
    I agreee with you that the number after 0 is 00 in base 1, but I'd say it is 0 in base 10.
    Also I'd write your code as:
    my $n = ''.0; $n++; print "$n\n";

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[shmem]: Discipulus: yeah, that might eventually prepare the path for OO ;-)
[Lady_Aleena]: See you, Discipulus.
[shmem]: Lady_Aleena: that's up to you. I only wanted to show you a path that might be more comforting than command line grep ;-)
[Lady_Aleena]: shmem, I don't think any of my modules could be converted to OO. They are too procedural.
[Lady_Aleena]: Now I will see if my perl-fu is as bad as I think it is.
[shmem]: ah, geany uses its own idea of tags. Ah well...

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