On Tue, May 22, 2007 at 05:14:54PM +0300, Shachar Shemesh wrote: > As an amusing side note, I have heard a claim that the only reason we > need endianity at all is because the Europeans didn't understand that > Arabic is written from right to left. In Arabic you read "17" as "seven > and ten", which means that it is already little endian. Just one > request, please don't quote this story without also mentioning that this > story is wrong, and that 1234 is said, in Arabic, as "one thousand two > hundred four and thirty".
For the record, dutch works like too, which leads to a fascinating way of reading phone numbers. 345678 becomes: four and thirty, six and fifty, eight and seventy. Takes a while to get used to that... Have a nice day, -- Martijn van Oosterhout <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> http://svana.org/kleptog/ > From each according to his ability. To each according to his ability to > litigate.
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