Re: OT: Number bases (WAS: Constructed Computer Architectures (Concomps?))
|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 12:09|
On Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 10:47 PM, Ph.D. <phil@...> wrote:
> Mark J. Reed wrote:
>> Balanced ternary and base -2 have both been proposed seriously in academic
>> circles, because they avoid the arbitrariness of modern sign
>> representation schemes (though 2's complement is unarguably elegant).
> Having used a Univac 1110 mainframe in college back in the mid-1970s, I'll
> always have a warm spot for one's complement numbers.
Bah, + and - 0. Wasteful! ;-)
Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>