Python-list Digest, Vol 18, Issue 208

Roy Smith roy at
Wed Mar 16 01:37:14 CET 2005

Jeff Shannon <jeffshannon at> wrote:
> >> I'd be in favor of that, unless someone can come up with a compelling 
> >> current use-case for octal literals.

I grew up talking octal, and while I'm still more comfortable in octal than 
hex (newline to me is always going to be 012, not 0xA), even a luddite like 
myself recognizes that hex just makes more sense in a 8/16/32/64-bit world.

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