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.