RE: Hexadecimal digits

From: John Dlugosz (
Date: Mon Jun 07 2010 - 14:35:59 CDT

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    > ASCII a-f to express hexadecimal digits are standard in every
    > significant programming language syntax, as well as for numeric
    > character references that are used ubiquitously now to refer to
    > characters in HTML and XML. So I'd say they are probably
    > sufficient for some millions of programmers and some hundreds of
    > millions of web users.
    > YMMD, of course.
    > --Ken

    I find it more of an actual problem with hand written notes, since my 9's and a's can look too much alike.

    I think the practical problem of knowing what some string, e.g. "23" means is no different than the issue with units. A Mars probe crashed because of a units mismatch; a config file that confused hex with decimal would be the same kind of issue.


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