Any other Python flaws?

Michael Robin me at
Tue Jun 19 15:07:12 EDT 2001

"Tony J Ibbs (Tibs)" <tony at> wrote in message news:<mailman.992945069.12753.python-list at>...
> Duncan Booth wrote:
> >    BCPL Octal constants use '#', e.g. #177 and hex constants
> > are '#X', e.g. #X7F, so like the dangling else, the leading
> > 0 was an 'improvement' brought in post BCPL.

According to my "The Programming Language B" (Johnson and Kernighan,
1973) report, the leading 0 for octal seems to have been introduced
here, square between BCBL and C.


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