Subject: Re: Integer with base preserved! From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 23 Jan 2004 14:50:13 +0000 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <3283858213663322KL2065E@naggum.no> I have been informed that the British have taken up bad habits from American English and use «billion» to refer to both «thousand million» and «million million» with no other way to distinguish them than to think about the values and reject one of the two meanings intuitively. This and the Fred Flintstone Units ought to relegate English to the garbage dump of history. Just re-elect George W. Bush and be done with it, OK? -- Erik Naggum, disillusioned in Oslo, Norway Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder. Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.