Re: Hexadecimal digits

From: Hans Aberg (
Date: Wed Jun 09 2010 - 16:07:42 CDT

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    On 9 Jun 2010, at 22:48, Luke-Jr wrote:

    >> Mathematically, they are semantically the same. And if they look the
    >> same, one still cannot convey that contextual information of the
    >> base.
    >> Some numbers of different bases will be homographs, but in language,
    >> one lets the context convey what is meant.
    >> The use of prefixes or suffixes to convey the base only serves to
    >> make
    >> a context independent representation of the number. It simplifies a
    >> traditional lexer-parser implementation of computer languages, as one
    >> can let the lexer parse it.
    > "I have 20 cans." How do you convey the base from that context?

    You cannot - I said the context must be supplied. Prefix, suffix or


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