[Haskell-cafe] Re: Endianess

Henning Thielemann lemming at henning-thielemann.de
Wed May 14 14:56:37 EDT 2008

On Wed, 14 May 2008, Dan Weston wrote:

> Henning Thielemann wrote:
>> http://www.verein-zwanzigeins.de/
> So I've always wondered, if you are writing down a number being dictated 
> (slowly) by someone else, like 234, do you write the 2, then leave space and 
> write the 4, then go back and fill in with 3? Or do you push the 4 onto the 
> stack until the 3 arrives, and write 34 at once.

Of course, we write down 243, realize the mistake and rewrite the number. 
:-) Actually, many pupils have problems with the mixed order of digits and 
give solutions like this one in examinations:
   8 * 8 = 46
  because they write the digits as they speak them. That's one of the 
reasons the mentioned assocation was founded for.

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