Python Gotcha with Octal Numbers

Quinn Dunkan quinn at
Thu Feb 14 14:25:09 EST 2002

On Thu, 14 Feb 2002 17:35:03 +0000 (UTC), Christopher Saunter
<Christopher.Saunter at> wrote: >Steve Holden (sholden at
>Also, on the subject of number bases, is there an easy (read library)  way
>to take a string containing a number represented as hex and convert it to
>an int or float?  I've looked through the libraries, and I'm sure it's
>there somewhere, just can't find it.....

Closer than you think:

print int.__doc__

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