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in reply to Re: In base 1, the number after 0 is:
in thread In base 1, the number after 0 is:

I agree, but what is then consequently the meaning of the empty string in base n with n > 0 ?

:)

If one thinks it through its obvious that emptiness is a notation for skipped zeros ...

...i.e 42 is in reality 0...042 with an infinite number of leading zeros. With the exception of the number 0 itself which isn't reduced to an empty string.

... well o_O ...

Lets talk about base 0 now ;)

Cheers Rolf

( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)