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OT: non-decimal arithmetic [was Re: Tirelat is essentially a Sangari language]

From:Garth Wallace <gwalla@...>
Date:Tuesday, January 6, 2004, 22:23
> David Zitzelsberger scripsit: > > >>I've done a little Linux/GNU programming, but nothing graphical yet. > > > On Unix systems (including Linux) we have 'dc' and 'bc', which handle > arbitrarily large numbers and arbitrarily large bases: if you set the > output base to 1000, for example, and ask for 32768*2, you will be > duly told "065 601", a two-bigit number.
Bigit? I thought the term "digit" was independent of base.


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>