[Python-Dev] Octal literals

Delaney, Timothy (Tim) tdelaney at avaya.com
Fri Feb 3 00:16:17 CET 2006

Andrew Koenig wrote:

>> I definately agree with the 0c664 octal literal. Seems rather more
>> intuitive.
> I still prefer 8r664.

The more I look at this, the worse it gets. Something beginning with
zero (like 0xFF, 0c664) immediately stands out as "unusual". Something
beginning with any other digit doesn't. This just looks like noise to

I found the suffix version even worse, but they're blown out of the
water anyway by the fact that FFr16 is a valid identifier.

Tim Delaney

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