[Python-Dev] Re: PendingDeprecationWarning
29 May 2002 19:09:17 -0400
[Guido van Rossum]
> FWIW, I consider `...` a historic wart and a failed experiment (even
> though I use it frequently myself).
Hey, hey! Glad to hear you do not like it so much yourself :-).
I keep saying to people around me that `print' and backquotes are merely
debugging devices, that we should not really keep in production code.
Nobody speaks about `input()', of course. :-)
> I grew up around a CDC mainframe that dumped in octal.)
Hi there! I could probably debug an octal dump even today, the CPU codes
are rather easy to remember :-). Many members of the PDP series were also
favouring octal. Isn't the Cray which was using a mix of hexadecimal and
octal in dumps (or do I mix it with something else)?
But this is history. I would prefer decimal everywhere nowadays. Too bad
that Unicode pushed so strongly on hexadecimal, this is a bit anachronical.
François Pinard http://www.iro.umontreal.ca/~pinard