Decimal arithmetic, was Re: Python GUI app to impress the boss?

Greg Ewing see_reply_address at something.invalid
Fri Oct 4 03:59:24 CEST 2002

Christian Tismer wrote:

> And see how simple they built their positional
> system, using just two symbols:

Although I suspect that scribes would quickly
have learned to recognise each "cluster" of
marks, drawn in a recognisable pattern,
as a single symbol, in which case there
were really 14 symbols (5 + 9).

Greg Ewing, Computer Science Dept,
University of Canterbury,	
Christchurch, New Zealand

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