[Python-Dev] str with base

Shane Holloway (IEEE) shane.holloway at ieee.org
Thu Jan 19 19:28:23 CET 2006

On Jan 19, 2006, at 10:31, Guido van Rossum wrote:

>> To keep it simple, the proposal is for the value to be any int or  
>> long.
>> With an underlying __base__ method call, it wouldn't be hard for  
>> someone
>> to build it out to support other numeric types if the need arises.
> Let's not. What would 3.14 be expressed in base 3?


It turned out to be a fun aside, and I've attached my quick and dirty  
script as a strawman.

For what it's worth, I don't like the name base() because it sounds  
like something I would call on a class to get it's bases.  Perhaps  
nbase?  And maybe fbase for the floating point one...

-Shane Holloway

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