[REBOL] Re: On ordinal and cardinal numbers...
From: kenneth:nwinet at: 7-Jul-2001 18:22
Good thing we're talking about clocks and not ordinals because I've already
had my last word on that subject for now ;-))
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Ness" <[DNess--Home--Com]>
> Joel Neely wrote:
> > This really is familiar to anyone who's used 0-origin. The
> > 60 minutes in an hour range from 0 to 59. The 24 hours in
> > a standard 24-hour clock range from 0 to 23.
> Not to `normal' humans. For most of us a `standard clock' is
> [12AM, 1AM, ... 11AM, 12PM, 1PM, ..., 11PM]
> and at TV guide (for reasons that are probably obvious) we
> used [6,...,29] for a `standard day'. again for `communications'
But we all agree that a day as commonly used (and your point that other uses
is certainly valid) is:
Midnight < = to < Midnight.
So you would agree that the moment of midnight belongs to the day that
follows as 12am above suggests?
ps: Either midnight belongs to the day that follows, the day that precedes,
neither, both, or is subject to context. I vote for the first! Is it
reasonable to vote? I don't think so, but hey I don't want to be different!
Oops! Too late... ;-))