string.atoi and string.atol broken? [OT]

Peter Otten __peter__ at
Thu Jan 27 09:35:21 CET 2005

Christos TZOTZIOY Georgiou wrote:

>>> In current Greek hexadecimal is "δεκαεξαδικόν" ("dekaexadikon").

I borrowed Guido's time machine to fix the above (hopefully) :-)

>>The Latin part escaped me.
> By Latin I suppose you jokingly mean the Greek parts... :)

I thought it was a well-known fact that speakers of the awful German
language have absolutely no humour.

My first assumption was that hexadecimal is Greek and then I modified that
to a Greek/Latin combo "έξαdecimal".

> Just in case it didn't show up correctly in your ng/mail client, it does
> on (the post was in UTF-8, dammit! --excuse my romance
> language)

It did show up correctly, but was garbled in the response through technical
incompetence of the poster.


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