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[REBOL] Re: On ordinal and cardinal numbers...

From: kenneth:nwinet at: 7-Jul-2001 18:22

Hi Dave, 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' > reasons.
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? Ken. 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... ;-))