Proposal: Decimal literals in Python.

Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch bj_666 at gmx.net
Sat Oct 27 22:01:23 CEST 2007


On Sat, 27 Oct 2007 13:28:02 -0500, Tim Chase wrote:

>>> Even clearer is not to allow octal literals :) Is there *any* use for
>>> them?
>> 
>> The mode argument to os.chmod.
> 
> You mean instead of
> 
>   import this
>   os.chmod(filename, os.R_OK | os.W_OK | os.X_OK)
> 
> which explicitly (rather than implicitly) spells it out?

And the equivalent of ``os.chmod(filename, 0777)`` looks like what!?

Ciao,
	Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch



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