Recursive Property of Octal Numbers

James Stroud jstroud at
Sat Oct 1 00:40:51 CEST 2005

I'm very curious about what is going on here. I'm sure my curiosity has 
something to do with ignorance of some fundamental concept of computer 
science (maybe that 8 is just a vertical infinity?):

py> b = '\xb6'
py> b[0]
py> b[0][0]
py> b[0][0][0]
py> b[0][0][0][0]
py> b[0][0][0][0][0]


James Stroud
UCLA-DOE Institute for Genomics and Proteomics
Box 951570
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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