* Ruby Quiz (Mar 04, 2005 15:00):
> However, you may only list three consecutive identical letters.  That
> requires a special rule to express numbers like 4 and 900.  That rule
> is that a single lower value may proceed a larger value, to indicate
> subtraction.

These are the "new" roman numerals, the old ones were not expressed in
this manner, rather repeating four identical "letters" (the L, C, and M
are actually derived from older non-letter symbols but became
letter-shaped in the end) if necessary,
	nikolai

-- 
::: name: Nikolai Weibull    :: aliases: pcp / lone-star / aka :::
::: born: Chicago, IL USA    :: loc atm: Gothenburg, Sweden    :::
::: page: www.pcppopper.org  :: fun atm: gf,lps,ruby,lisp,war3 :::
main(){printf(&linux["\021%six\012\0"],(linux)["have"]+"fun"-97);}