Re: Euro currency sign

Ingo Macherius (
Fri, 24 Oct 1997 06:00:39 +0000

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From: "Ingo Macherius" <>
To: MegaZone <>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 06:00:39 +0000
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Subject: Re: Euro currency sign

> Once upon a time David Perrell shaped the electrons to say...
> >Who knows? There may not be a 9999AD. But a standard date format that
> >disallows references to pre-0000 and post-9999 dates is short-sighted.
> Megazone replied:
> How many digits is enough then?  5? 6?  Wouldn't want to mess up the
> turn of the eon...

Does someone remember the way Pascal organizes it's strings ? First 
byte is not a character, but gives the numer of valid bytes in the 
string, which follows unterminated afterwards. Using decimal 
notation, 0-9 significant digits would be possible. If this mechanism 
is split intto two different attributes, an unlimited number of 
digits are possible. Just a thought, may well be overkill :)

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