[python-uk] Dojo at PyconUK
alex_integra at hotmail.com
Fri Sep 9 14:33:50 CEST 2011
> Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2011 13:23:18 +0100
> From: funthyme at gmail.com
> To: python-uk at python.org
> Subject: Re: [python-uk] Dojo at PyconUK
> On 9 September 2011 13:02, Tim Golden <mail at timgolden.me.uk> wrote:
> > On 09/09/2011 12:04, Nicholas Tollervey wrote:
> >> Here's one from me to kick things off:
> >> Roman Numeral Calculator - e.g. XI - III = IIX (Apparently, it's not
> >> as easy as you'd think. Parsing / converting between Roman numerals /
> >> numeric values apparently has some interesting "weird" rules to take
> >> into account). :-)
> > For those who haven't been involved, Nicholas has been trying to
> > get us to vote for this Roman Numeral Converter pretty much every
> > London Python Dojo for the last two years :)
> Maybe we should humour him, then.
> What I'd like to know, is what about zero?
> > Maybe Coventry will be his lucky place?
> So we have to send him to Coventry so he can get it?
Regarding zero: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_numerals#Zero
There was a fascinating book written (one of a few) about the arguments over zer in classical times, called "Much Ado About Nothing". The crossover of the culture vulture and the geek in me always gets a kick out of the title...
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