[Python-3000] Fwd: Re: Octal
greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Thu Mar 15 00:44:33 CET 2007
Raymond Hettinger wrote:
> The use cases for
> zfill() correspond to the cases where leading zeros are meaningfully
> interpreted as decimals (this includes phone and social security numbers,
> account numbers, and whatnot).
They're NOT numbers! They're STRINGS!
Leading zeroes would only be disallowed in *python
source code*. Things like int("00123") would still
work and be decimal.
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