rpncalc-2.5 RPN Calculator for Python

John Machin sjmachin at lexicon.net
Tue Nov 21 07:33:56 CET 2006


Hendrik van Rooyen wrote:
> "John Machin" <sjmachin at lexicon.net> WROTE:
>
> > Hendrik van Rooyen wrote:
> > > "Raymond L. Buvel" <levub137 at wi.rr.com> wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > > The rpncalc package adds an interactive Reverse Polish Notation (RPN)
> > >
> > > Can anyone remember who the Pole was and how his name is spelled?
> > >
> > > (no fair googling)
> >
> > Remember who: yes
> > Remember spelling: you must be joking; however I do remember that the
> > name is given in Knuth TAOCP vol 3 as a test case for the soundex
> > algorithm.
> >
> > name = u"\u0141ukasiewicz" # Python syntax so we're not completely OT
> > :-)
> >
> > The first letter is LATIN CAPITAL LETTER L WITH STROKE.
>
> Thanks - I find it disgusting that I am completely unable to remember this -
>
> If his name had been Smith or Jones it would be no problem,
> but just because there are a few too many consonants for me
> to handle, it is as if there is a total black hole...
>
>

A *few* too many? By my count it's 6 consonants compared with 5 in "van
Rooyen".




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