Octal number problem

Erik Max Francis max at alcyone.com
Thu Feb 20 05:02:36 CET 2003


Gary Duncan wrote:

> int (0100) yields 64, whereas as you point out
> 
> int ("0100") yields 100.
> 
> One of my Python books mentions int(N) and in an example
> quotes N but doesn't say that it forces base-10

Note that in Python 2.x there's an optional second argument to int,
which is the base when the first argument is a string (it defaults to
10).  Specifying 0 for this base will let Python autodetect the base
(which isn't what you want here, but for future reference ...).

> Ain't the WEB wonderful :)

This is either Usenet or a mailing list, actually :-).

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