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SubjectRe: ARMS WAVING!!! Proposal to fix /proc dainbrammage.
On Sat, 24 Oct 1998, Hans Lermen wrote:

> right, and to note: the people who invented our number scheme, the Arabs,
> are writing from R->L. So the 'natural' endianess is the little one;-)

However, they also read them R->L, so the most significant digits are
still read first. I guess that's big-endian... (NB : the european-"arab"
digit glyphs were quite altered from the original arab models during the
late Medieval period)

In order to solve all debates in /proc, I propose we use classic Roman
numerals for everything, including unpacked IP addresses ("classic" as
opposed to the many Medieval variations)

-- Cyrille (just kidding)

Zog Zog

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