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actually, it involves counting the numbers of 0s.think tally marks, minus the 5 groupings. That's unary. Binary allows having ones separating the zeros, but unary doesn't, so (I'm representing the bits as one for clarity) 111111 = 1+1+1+1+1+1 = 6 , or command #6.As such, it's easy to make a binary processor pretend to be unary, just as a quaternary one can easily pretend to be binary.@epic7 zeros and spaces would be two symbols, and therefore binary.An 8 bit CPU would have 9 possible states: {},{1},{11},{111},{1111},{11111},{111111},{1111111},{11111111}and each wire would be powered after the previous, so it's easy to convert from an analog voltage by using compariters.Binary is much better, of course. quaternary is better than binary in the same way.

That's not an unary computer. That's a binary computer with unary opcodes.

Did you know that the vast majority of RAM already relies on higher-base storage concepts? Yet, it is part of a binary computer system.