On 1/16/06, Alex Martelli email@example.com wrote:
Is it finally time in Python 2.5 to allow the "obvious" use of, say, str(5,2) to give '101', just the converse of the way int('101',1)
I think you mean ``int('101' 2)``. =)
gives 5? I'm not sure why str has never allowed this obvious use -- any bright beginner assumes it's there and it's awkward to explain why it's not!-). I'll be happy to propose a patch if the BDFL blesses this, but I don't even think it's worth a PEP... it's an inexplicable though long-standing omission (given the argumentative nature of this crowd I know I'll get pushback, but I still hope the BDFL can Pronounce about it anyway;-).
I'm +0. Not a big thing for me, but having the symmetry seems reasonable.