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Re: What's so special about objects/17/ ?

Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <avarab@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Depending on how we're counting there's at least two.

I thought you were asking "why the special sentinel is not 0{40}?"
You counted the number of reasons why 0{40} is used to stand in for
a real value, but that was the number I didn't find interesting in
the scope of this discussion, i.e. "why the special sample is 17?"

I vaguely recall we also used 0{39}1 for something else long time
ago; I offhand do not recall if we still do, or we got rid of it.