Re: Hexadecimal digits

From: Luke-Jr (
Date: Fri Jun 04 2010 - 08:58:30 CDT

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    On Friday 04 June 2010 08:51:05 am Otto Stolz wrote:
    > 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.

    But you first need to know if it is a number or a word.
    Can you drink cafe coffee?
            Am I asking about coffee from a cafe (place), or asking if you can
             handle 51,996 (decimal) cups of coffee?
    May I have a fish?
            One fish or ten?
    Just two examples I can think of offhand that make a-f insufficient.

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