Best search algorithm to find condition within a range

Cameron Simpson cs at
Wed Apr 8 00:51:24 CEST 2015

On 08Apr2015 08:36, Steven D'Aprano <steve+comp.lang.python at> wrote:
>On Wed, 8 Apr 2015 12:36 am, jonas.thornvall at wrote:
>> Bullshit declare two integers in any language one 7 and one 4 and then
>> write x=7+4; if you find a programming language where that does not yield
>> 11 tell me.
>In Forth, you can set the base to any arbitrary integer (within reason).

In dc also (UNIX's reverse polish arbitrary precision "decimal calculator").  
You can set the input and output representation bases, and proceed without 
leading base indicators.

Cameron Simpson <cs at>

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