rpncalc-2.5 RPN Calculator for Python

Hendrik van Rooyen mail at microcorp.co.za
Tue Nov 21 17:01:22 CET 2006


"John Machin" <sjmachin at lexicon.net> wrote:
> 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".

That makes it even more disgusting  - that I should go "tilt" so easily...

but this is way off topic now...

- Hendrik




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