Maybe I meant "Socratic question." I was hoping you would realize there's no way (short of parsing the source code) to know how many zeros were entered as the second argument, hence that the proposal has a flaw.

On Tue, Feb 4, 2020 at 3:28 PM Ricky Teachey <> wrote:
(Rhetorical question:) How could my_int_maker(1, 00, 23) return 10023?

Sorry I haven't been on the list long: does "rhetorical question" mean the same thing to the Dutch as to Americans? ;) 

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