On Thu, Oct 04, 2001, Dan Kenigsberg wrote about "Re: bug in heblatex's gim numbering":
> > Another thing that I'm curious about: why do you *really* need gimatria
> > for those huge numbers? I don't suppose you have thosands of appendices,
> > or that you number your 1,000 page work using gimatria...
> However, I would like to cite *YOUR* TODO line (from hebrew-general.sty):
> % TODO: make them work for any number, not using a case
> ;-/) ...
Yeah, I guess we're both perfectionists ;)
But on some things (such as this) I decided to leave perfectionism aside
and make it work for the sane case (which is, as Tzafrir said, as an
\alph replacement - does \alph work for numbers in the thousands?). This
macro was meant to be used for short lists and appendix numbers: not for
generating Hebrew calendars and such.
At least the TODO proves I was aware of the problem :)
In any case, if you wrote a "perfect" macro for any number, it's obviously
better, and should probably be used in the "official" version (who's
responsible for it?) unless it's extrememly slow or something.
Nadav Har'El | Thursday, Oct 4 2001, 17 Tishri 5762
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