Underscores in Python numbers

Micah Elliott mde at micah.elliott.name
Mon Nov 21 16:51:28 CET 2005


On Nov 19, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> Perhaps Python should concatenate numeric literals at compile time:
> 
> 123 456 is the same as 123456.

+1 for readability.

But in support of no change, When was the last time you looked at long
sequences of python digits outside of your editor/IDE?  You probably
don't deal with them interactively (and if you do you probably paste
them in).

So reasonable editors could just color groups differently. E.g.:

    123456789012345
    ^    ^    ^
    red  blue red

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