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Markus Persson (@notch) April 03, 2012

The prospect of doing some in-game assembler coding sounds quite nice, would not mind that;)

Although would not mind either to perhaps build a Forth interpreter on top of it.

You misinterpreted my post I’m afraid. I know that 0x is not a hex number by itself. As per my original post, it is a *prefix* denoting a hexadecimal number.

However, I have further proof that it really is just 0×10 to the power of c (or 12 in Hex):

http://www.intuitor.com/hex/words.html

10^c = trillek = 1,0000,0000,0000 (Base 16) = 281,474,976,710,656 (Base 10)

“It’s now the year 281 474 976 712 644 AD”, which is 1988 (the Launch year) + a trillek in Base 10.

So yes, it’s actually just a number, 0×10^c. You can use exponents in Base 16, just like you can in Base 10, and if you’re going to have the base be in Base 16, you certainly better ensure your power is also Base 16. Mixing Bases in a single equation is highly confusing in mathematical notation.

So yeah, definitely not the Speed of Light, so I agree that it’s a number and not a constant.

Finally, Notch actually confirmed how to pronounce it: https://twitter.com/#!/notch/status/187274697799499777

“Ten to the c”

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