[Python-Dev] Octal literals

Donovan Baarda abo at minkirri.apana.org.au
Fri Feb 3 12:12:05 CET 2006

On Wed, 2006-02-01 at 19:09 +0000, M J Fleming wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 01, 2006 at 01:35:14PM -0500, Barry Warsaw wrote:
> > The proposal for something like 0xff, 0o664, and 0b1001001 seems like
> > the right direction, although 'o' for octal literal looks kind of funky.
> > Maybe 'c' for oCtal?  (remember it's 'x' for heXadecimal).
> >
> > -Barry
> >
> +1

+1 too. 

It seems like a "least changes" way to fix the IMHO strange 0123 != 123

Any sort of arbitrary base syntax is overkill; decimal, hexadecimal,
octal, and binary cover 99.9% of cases. The 0.1% of other cases are very
special, and can use int("LITERAL",base=RADIX).

For me, binary is far more useful than octal, so I'd be happy to let
octal languish as legacy support, but I definitely want "0b10110101".

Donovan Baarda <abo at minkirri.apana.org.au>

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