Re: Hexadecimal digits

From: Otto Stolz (
Date: Fri Jun 04 2010 - 08:51:05 CDT

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    Hello Luke-Jr,

    please keep the discussion on the list.

    I had written:
    > Simply use the digits 0 through 9, and the
    > letters A through F;

    You have written:
    > This makes it more complex to differentiate between numbers and
    > letters/units/etc.

    In any case, you have to know the base of every number
    you are going to parse. This stems from the fact that
    the same digits are used for all number systems. Note
    that Unicode is a character-encoding standard, hence
    cannot do anything about this sort of ambiguity.

    Best wishes,
       Otto Stolz

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