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Re: Re: RE: RE: Adding 2 + 2

by Tiefling (Monk)
on Jun 05, 2001 at 15:24 UTC ( #85767=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: RE: RE: Adding 2 + 2
in thread Adding 2 + 2

So nearly...

22 is a shorthand for 2x2, which is a special case, since the exponent equals the mantissa. It's only equal to 2+2 by coincidence, though, or rather, due to the fact that 2 enumerates the number of arguments taken by binary (!=base 2) addition. There's nothing terribly pathological about any of this. The result (which I understand Larry wants allowed by Perl 6) that 00=1 is really pathological.

And I may be just a novice, but how about:
 sub addtwoandtwo { 2+2 } ?

Tiefling (utter novice)

Thanks for the downvotes! Feel like telling me what's wrong?


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