Recursive Property of Octal Numbers

PoD pod at internode.on.net
Sat Oct 1 11:17:28 CEST 2005


On Fri, 30 Sep 2005 15:40:51 -0700, James Stroud wrote:

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

b is a 1 character string.
b[0] is a one character string which is the first character of b.
Therefore b[0] == b.




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