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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