[Python-3000] Fwd: Re: Fwd: Re: Fwd: Re: Octal
tjreedy at udel.edu
Thu Mar 15 21:50:35 CET 2007
"Stephen Hansen" <apt.shansen at gmail.com> wrote in message
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| On 3/15/07, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
| > I'm neutral about the choice between 0o, 0c or 0t.
| Interested Lurker Opinion: Can it be a "small" character? 0x1 leaps out
| me because of the fact that numbers are all "tall" and the x is short--
| having that difference in height makes it very clear this is not a normal
| base 10 number when I'm scanning text. 0o755 does the same, as does
| Heck, even 0b10100 looks fine even though the 'b' has a stalk, since its
| bottom-heavy with the stalk off to the side.
| However, a 't' is a tall and relatively streamlined character... 0t755
| all jumbled together and doesn't provide as clear a visual indicator that
| something abnormal is going on here. I periodically have to use octal
| numbers, and so far am only using them with the int() function because I
| don't find 0755 as readily expressive of "Hi! I'm Octal!" as I'd like.
| wouldn't be much of an improvement; but anything else short would be,
| 0o755 to 0c755 to ... 0a755 .. or whatever. :)
I agree. 0t = base two?, three?, ten?, thirteen?, twenty? ;-)
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