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Welcome to the Roman Numeral in Algol68 page! Here, you’ll find the source code for this program as well as a description of how the program works.

```
PROC usage = VOID: printf(($gl$, "Usage: please provide a string of roman numerals"));
PROC error = VOID: printf(($gl$, "Error: invalid string of roman numerals"));
# Roman numeral table #
MODE ROMAN = STRUCT(CHAR letter, INT value);
[]ROMAN romans = (
("M", 1000),
("D", 500),
("C", 100),
("L", 50),
("X", 10),
("V", 5),
("I", 1)
);
# Get value of Roman letter #
PROC get roman = (CHAR letter) INT:
(
INT value := 0;
FOR k TO UPB romans
WHILE value < 1
DO
IF (letter OF romans[k]) = letter
THEN
value := value OF romans[k]
FI
OD;
value
);
# Convert Roman numeral to a value #
PROC roman number = (STRING s) INT:
(
INT total := 0;
INT prev value := -1; # No previous value #
FOR k TO UPB s
WHILE total >= 0
DO
# Get value of current letter. If not found, indicate invalid and exit #
INT value := get roman(s[k]);
IF value < 1
THEN
total := -1
ELSE
# Add value to total #
total +:= value;
# If there is a previous value and value is greater than previous value, #
# subtract two times previous value from total to compensate for addition of #
# previous value -- e.g., if previous value was 100 (C) and current value is #
# 1000 (M), the total currently equals 1100, but we want it to be 900 (1100 - 2*100). #
# Also, reset the current value so that there is no previous value #
IF prev value > 0 AND value > prev value
THEN
total -:= 2 * prev value;
value := -1
FI;
# Store current value to previous value #
prev value := value
FI
OD;
total
);
# If too few arguments, exit #
IF argc < 4
THEN
usage;
stop
FI;
# Convert Roman numeral to value #
STRING s := argv(4);
INT value := roman number(s);
# Display if valid, else show error message #
IF value >= 0
THEN
printf(($gl$, whole(value, 0)))
ELSE
error
FI
```

Roman Numeral in Algol68 was written by:

- rzuckerm

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