[Python-3000] octal literals PEP

Patrick Maupin pmaupin at gmail.com
Mon Apr 30 21:51:24 CEST 2007

I sent an email with an initial PEP to the PEP editors a few weeks
ago.  Never got a reply.  I noticed some traffic about this recently
but was too busy to follow it really carefully.


On 4/30/07, Jim Jewett <jimjjewett at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 4/30/07, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> > I think these should be two separate proposals, with more specific
> > names (e.g. "remove implicit string concatenation" and "remove
> > backslash continuation"). There's no need to mention the octal thing
> > if it's already a separate PEP.
> Patrick
> Guido had set an Apr 30 deadline for Py3000 PEPs that can't be
> implemented in pure python.
> Are you still working on the "Integer literal syntax and radices ",
> which included the octal literal?  I would much prefer to leave octal
> literals with the rest of that PEP, (and to let you do it :D),  but I
> will submit a much-simplified "023 raises SyntaxError" if you have
> abandoned the rest.
> -jJ

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