Meertens number 1
|RICHARD S. BIRD a1|
a1 Programming Research Group, Oxford University,
Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QD, UK
Meertens number is a number with a very peculiar property. I had
the idea in 1991,
when I was invited to celebrate the occasion of Lambert Meertens'
25 years at the
CWI, Amsterdam. Lambert has been a good friend and colleague for a number
years, and rather than bring the usual bottle of Glenlivet as a gift, I
decided to give
him a number.
1 This pearl is adapted
from material in
Edition by Richard
Prentice Hall, to be published in 1998. Permission to publish is