[Python-ideas] Disallow "00000" as a synonym for "0"

Alexander Belopolsky alexander.belopolsky at gmail.com
Mon Jul 20 04:14:45 CEST 2015

On Sun, Jul 19, 2015 at 10:01 PM, Steven D'Aprano <steve at pearwood.info>

> Allowing 00 when 01, 02, 03, ... are (rightly!) forbidden feels ugly and
> a wart.

I agree in general, but there is one case where I am on the fence:

dates = [ date(2005, 07, 01),
               date(2005, 11, 15),

looks marginally better than the valid alternative.  I often see this form
written by 2.7 users,
and it requires a medium size lecture to explain why they should not write
code like this even
if it seemingly works.
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