non-binary computers?

From: Eric Smith <>
Date: Thu Sep 2 22:44:07 1999

> The ultimate, of course, is the UNARY computer. If you look in the
> "Feynman Lectures on Computation", Richard Feynman, 1996, you'll see
> that he has you start designing a unary computer. Maybe not so easy
> when all you have to work with is "1"! (It has to have a variable
> word length, of course).

When all you have are ones (and nothing else to represent the absence of
a one), what do you use to delimit the start and end of variable-length
Received on Thu Sep 02 1999 - 22:44:07 BST

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