[Python-3000] octal literals PEP

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Tue May 1 00:47:19 CEST 2007

The PEP editors have admitted to being behind on the job. AFAIK PEPs
sent to the PEP editors before the deadline are in, regardless of when
the PEP goes online.

To save the PEP editors the effort, if you send it to me I will assign
it a PEP number and submit it. (Ditto for other PEPs in the same


On 4/30/07, Patrick Maupin <pmaupin at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Pat
> 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
> >

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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