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Re: To Trinary or not to Ternary

by jweed (Chaplain)
on Dec 05, 2003 at 17:43 UTC ( #312572=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to To Trinary or not to Ternary

In fact, my edition of the Camel mentions Trinary as well as Ternary as names for the conditional operator (?:). I know that when I used C++, we used the word ternary.

Some very brief research reveals that the word Trinary does not "exist," per se. But I believe that lwall & co. actually make a brief joke about the fact that trinary does not exists.



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Re: Re: To Trinary or not to Ternary
by Not_a_Number (Prior) on Dec 05, 2003 at 18:44 UTC
    Some very brief research reveals that the word Trinary does not "exist," per se.

    Some very brief research on my part reveals that the word "trinary" does exist :-)

    It's in my Chambers Dictionary. It's in my Longman Dictionary of the English Language (which defines it as a synonym of "ternary"). And it's even in my Collins Robert French-English English-French Dictionary.

    dave

      And... it's a valid Scrabble™ word.

      -sauoq
      "My two cents aren't worth a dime.";
      
      Well, I gues that the 1913 edition of Webster's Unabrigded and the Free online dictionary of computing just aren't "in the know" ;)


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