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strings and numbers
On Wednesday, May 21, 2003, at 14:26 US/Eastern, Anton van Straaten
> How do you (or the language) know that "3" is a number?
> [...] incorrect program behavior when the string wasn't formatted as
Another example where a human will see a number but a computer will see
something else, or maybe three something elses:
1,012,015: A million twelve thousand and fifteen? A one, a twelve
(or ten), and a fiften (or thirteen)?
Then again, a European human might say you can't have more than one
Geoffrey S. Knauth | http://knauth.org/gsk