Proposal: Decimal literals in Python.

Tim Roberts timr at probo.com
Mon Oct 29 00:24:51 CET 2007


"Hendrik van Rooyen" <mail at microcorp.co.za> wrote:

>"Paul Hankin" <p...l.com>wrote:
>
>> Even clearer is not to allow octal literals :) Is there *any* use for
>> them?
>
>I tend to agree with this point of view - but I fear it will set up a howl
>of protest amongst the Brits who cut their teeth on 24 bit ICT/ICL 
>equipment...

As a long-time Control Data employee, I know that 60-bit words and 18-bit
addresses meant that I could do octal arithmetic nearly as fast as decimal.
On the other hand, Python doesn't run on the 6000s...
-- 
Tim Roberts, timr at probo.com
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.



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