[Tutor] church numerals
rabidpoobear at gmail.com
Sun Nov 12 06:31:41 CET 2006
Danny Yoo wrote:
> <snip code above>
> The code above is a demonstration of a representation of numbers using
> functions, more commonly known as "Church Numerals". Functions are very
> powerful. *grin*
> So the fundamental notation of number isn't necessarily tied down to
> anything except the operations we use on them. We find it very convenient
> to use positional notation because it takes advantage of our fingers and
> our eyes; just don't be fooled into thinking that there's only one way to
> represent number.
That was a really interesting link.
I never thought of our time as a base-60 number.
(referring to the Sexagesimal System subsection of that link)
Oh, and the church numerals were quite breathtaking :)
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