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Re^4: When I see "10", I think:

by talexb (Canon)
on Feb 14, 2012 at 17:54 UTC ( #953736=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: When I see "10", I think:
in thread When I see "10", I think:

Absolutely. My Mum's typewriter had numbers running from 2 till 9, I think. I used a lower case ell for one, and I guess capital oh worked for zero.

Which reminds me of a textbook on BASIC where the authors insisted that capital oh was always shown with a slash through it, to differentiate it from zero, which was always displayed without a slash. This is backwards to many implementations, since null and zero are similar concepts.

Of course, if you're Scandinavian, and you already have the letter oh with a slash through it. It's always something.


Alex / talexb / Toronto

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