Letters to the editor: On binary notation

  title={Letters to the editor: On binary notation},
  author={B. A. Martin},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
  • B. A. Martin
  • Published 1968
  • Computer Science
  • Commun. ACM
  • EDITOR : The need to determine the elapsed number of days between any two given calendar dates seems to be a common problem in writ ing computer programs. Generally speaking, ra ther elaborate logic is needed to take into account the varying number of days in each month, plus the occurrence of leap years, and perhaps also the omission of a February 29 in years divisible evenly by 100 but not by 400. The following algorithm takes advantage of the t runcat ion feature of integer ari thmetic in… CONTINUE READING
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