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Re: Re: [Oledb-dev] double precision error with pg linux server, but not with windows pg server

From: Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog(at)svana(dot)org>
To: Shachar Shemesh <shachar(at)shemesh(dot)biz>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>,pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, Greg Smith <gsmith(at)gregsmith(dot)com>,oledb-devel(at)pgfoundry(dot)org
Subject: Re: Re: [Oledb-dev] double precision error with pg linux server, but not with windows pg server
Date: 2007-05-22 16:56:10
Message-ID: 20070522165610.GB32658@svana.org (view raw or flat)
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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   <kleptog(at)svana(dot)org>   http://svana.org/kleptog/
> From each according to his ability. To each according to his ability to litigate.

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