Python Gotcha with Octal Numbers

Grant Edwards grante at visi.com
Fri Feb 22 23:01:54 CET 2002


In article <mailman.1014404689.32639.python-list at python.org>, Jason Orendorff wrote:
> Grant Edwards wrote:
>> I just got bit by the leading-zero thing again about 10 minutes
>> ago when I changed the minor version number of something from 07
>> to 08.  Had to skip from 1.07 to 1.10...
> 
> Serves you right.  Version numbers like 1.07 are silly.
> 1.0.7 or 1.7 would be more sensible.

Probably so, but the "official" method enshrined in the ECO database design
and procedures and whatnot is M.NN.

> A tuple is particularly swell for version numbers.
> See sys.version_info.

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