[Python-Dev] str with base

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Tue Jan 17 17:27:38 CET 2006

skip at pobox.com wrote:

>    Skip> A shortcoming in int() hardly seems like a good reason to mess
>    Skip> with str().
>    Gareth> How's it a shortcoming in int() that it doesn't do anything
>    Gareth> with, say, int(2.345,19)?
> My reasoning was that just because int() was written to ignore the second
> arg depending on type (the "shortcoming") doesn't mean that str() should as
> well.

"ignore" is perhaps the wrong word:

>>> int(1.0, 1)
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
TypeError: int() can't convert non-string with explicit base


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