Syntax - - Two Character Base 250 Number Literal


Tags: literal , number

The beginners' page has a more thorough explanation of Jelly syntax and tokenization.


Begins a two character base-250 number literal.


Each character is mapped to its index in Jelly's codepage, where ¡ is 1 and ż is 250, and then the digits are evaluated in base 250. If the result is larger than 31500, subtract 62580; otherwise, add 750. This is to avoid wasting space representing numbers that can already be represented in three digits, or 1000, which can be represented by ȷ (Exponential Number Literal). See the integer compression tool for more information and for a tool to automatically compress number literals. Also see (Begin String Literal).