Python-list Digest, Vol 18, Issue 208
jeffshannon at gmail.com
Tue Mar 15 01:37:46 CET 2005
Steven Bethard wrote:
> Jeff Shannon wrote:
>> now that almost the entire industry has standardized on power-of-2
>> word sizes, octal is nearly useless but is still carried about for
>> backwards compatibility.
> So do you think it's worth lobbying for its removal in Python 3.0 when
> we can break some backwards compatibility?
I'd be in favor of that, unless someone can come up with a compelling
current use-case for octal literals.
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