Re: A few questiosn about encoding

Discussion in 'Python' started by Antoon Pardon, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. Op 17-06-13 09:08, Cameron Simpson schreef:
    > On 17Jun2013 08:49, Antoon Pardon <> wrote:
    > | Op 15-06-13 02:28, Cameron Simpson schreef:
    > | > On 14Jun2013 15:59, Nikos as SuperHost Support <> wrote:
    > | > | So, a numeral = a string representation of a number. Is this correct?
    > | >
    > | > No, a numeral is an individual digit from the string representation of a number.
    > | > So: 65 requires two numerals: '6' and '5'.
    > |
    > | Wrong context. A numeral as an individual digit is when you are talking about
    > | individual characters in a font. In such a context the set of glyphs that
    > | represent a digit are the numerals.
    > |
    > | However in a context of programming, numerals in general refer to the set of
    > | strings that represent a number.
    >
    > No, those are just "numbers" or "numeric strings" (if you're being
    > overt about them being strings at all). They're "numeric strings"
    > because they're composed of "numerals". If you think otherwise your
    > vocabulary needs adjusting. A numeral is a single digit.

    Just because you are unfamiliar with a context in which "numeral" means
    a representation of a number, doesn't imply my vocabularly needs adjusting.

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    Antoon Pardon
    Antoon Pardon, Jun 17, 2013
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