Doing some testing with int, I found:
ValueError: int() base must be >= 2 and <= 36
That resolves a lot of questions (it has to be case insensitive), but
takes away ability to do the motivating use case: writing out video
ids in Base-62.
—Carl
On Sun, Aug 30, 2009 at 6:49 PM, Carl
Johnson

How would it work for bases beyond 10? OK, so base-16 has a well known encoding, but what about base-100? Base-16 is case insensitive, but would Base-37 be case insensitive?…

ISTM that the common encodings of bin, oct, and hex are already covered by built-in functions and for bases beyond that, you have decide what system to use for encoding symbols that are out of range. Do people really need trinary through septary that often? Is there a single, best-practices way of doing base-1013? Feels like YAGNI to me, but I could be wrong.

— Carl Johnson