The Sand Reckoner in Your âLangs
|From:||Alex Fink <000024@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, April 7, 2009, 0:55|
On Mon, 6 Apr 2009 16:01:40 -0400, Eldin Raigmore <eldin_raigmore@...>
>at 10^8 and going up to 10^4096.
Aha, so it is. Good to see a natlang precedent.
>Knuth's words for numbers are worked out up to 10^(2^100), I believe; but
>his notation for writing them aren't _fully_ worked-out beyond 10^32.
>Do you agree?
Seems that way, yes. At least, I've seen presentations off Wikipedia that
use , ; : as demarcators the same way; but the space ' nothing demarcators
continues with seems quite suboptimal.
(Writing that I was reminded of TeX, another work of Knuth's, in which \, \:
\; are commands which insert small spaces. Unfortunately that's the correct
ordering by increasing size of space, so they don't match up.)