PEP 313 - Roman numeral literals

phil hunt philh at
Wed Apr 2 22:11:02 CEST 2003

On Wed, 02 Apr 2003 15:13:45 GMT, Anna <revanna at> wrote:
>>> OK cleverclogs, how do we write 39?
>I think what you need here is:
>3. At most three Is, Xs or Cs may appear *consecutively* in any given

The Romans generally preferred not to use the subtractive principle, 

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