[OT]Big endian eggs
cputney at wiresong.ca
Sun Aug 24 18:40:24 UTC 2003
On Sun, Aug 24, 2003 at 05:00:08PM +0200, Matej Kosik wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 22, 2003 at 03:41:05PM -0700, Colin Putney wrote:
>> Well, actually we write them little-endian in a right-to-left script.
>> Whoever stole arabic numerals from the arabs apparently didn't bother
>> to do the required digit-swapping when using them with the Roman
>> alphabet. Perhaps it was because Roman numerals were big-endian.
> reversing the order in which we write the digits of the numbers would
> be a bad idea:
Well... uh... I wasn't actually proposing that.
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