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steve816

  • one year ago

Please help me! Which comes first in lexicographic order: "Tom" or "Tomato" "bat man" or "batman" "java" or "Java"

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Perhaps not a maths question?

  2. steve816
    • one year ago
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    Maybe not :p

  3. UnkleRhaukus
    • one year ago
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    is space i.e. ` ` , the zeroth letter on the alphabet?

  4. steve816
    • one year ago
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    I think so.

  5. UnkleRhaukus
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    and i guess the word terminator is the -1th letter

  6. steve816
    • one year ago
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    what???

  7. UnkleRhaukus
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    `bat` doesn't have a space in it, but i think it should still come before `bat man`, `batman` etc

  8. UnkleRhaukus
    • one year ago
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    I'm not sure about capitals

  9. steve816
    • one year ago
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    Okay thanks

  10. UnkleRhaukus
    • one year ago
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    hmm, now i'm thinking capital letter should have precedence, but only when all the other letter are the same. for example `Java`, `java`, `JavaScript`,

  11. steve816
    • one year ago
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    I think you're right

  12. UnkleRhaukus
    • one year ago
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    is `-1st`, better grammar than `-1th` ?

  13. steve816
    • one year ago
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    Yes lol

  14. UnkleRhaukus
    • one year ago
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    what about if i was referring to the `(n+1)th` / `(n+1)st` term?

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