It might have changed a bit...
Posted by Trillion
on Tuesday, June 12 2018 at 10:41:33PM
But it was originally shorthand, if you like, for 'number' where the number (or, if you're getting technical, integer if a whole number) couldn't be specified, i.e. it was a variable.
Hope that helps!
PS Great to speak with you Griff!
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