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Old 2005-09-18, 15:14   #9
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Cheesehead, as I was composing my reply a little voice inside my head kept whispering "you are are describing EBCDIC (extended binary coded decimal interchange code) hexadecimal numbers, maybe they are different than BCD decimal numbers"; and "Cheesehead sounds like he might have personal experience (i.e. knows what he is talking about)". Thanks for the history lesson as my IBM mainframe experience dates from 1975 on System 370 machines and I have sometimes wondered what EBCDIC was extended from.
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