Numeric literal syntax

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at
Thu Sep 4 16:53:53 CEST 2008

Alexander Schmolck wrote:

>> A problem is that '1234' in Python is a string, so using ' in numbers
>> looks a bit dangerous to me (and my editor will color those numbers as
>> alternated strings, I think).
> Yeah, editors, especially those with crummy syntax highlighting (like emacs)
> might get it wrong. This should be easy enough to fix though.

instead of forcing all editor developers to change their Python modes to 
allow you to use a crude emulation of a typographic convention in your 
Python source code, why not ask a few of them to implement the correct 
typographic convention (thin spaces) in their Python mode?


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