Numeric literal syntax
steve at REMOVE-THIS-cybersource.com.au
Sun Sep 7 06:04:29 CEST 2008
On Sat, 06 Sep 2008 23:30:03 +0000, Alan G Isaac wrote:
>> bearophileHUGS at lycos.com writes:
>>> For Python 2.7/3.1 I'd now like to write a PEP regarding the
>>> underscores into the number literals, like: 0b_0101_1111, 268_435_456
>> +1 on such a capability.
>> -1 on underscore as the separator.
> On 9/1/2008 9:13 PM Ben Finney apparently wrote:
>> When you proposed this last year, the counter-proposal was made
>> to instead use white space for the separator, exactly as one can now do
>> with string literals.
> Repeating a mistake means two mistakes.
A lot of us don't think that white space between string literals was a
mistake. A lot of us consider it a desirable feature.
> But I would hate less the use of nobreak spaces, since any decent editor
> can reveal them.
How do you type a nobreak space?
It's also probably a bad idea for Python the language to depend on
developers using "a decent editor", since many people disagree on what a
decent editor is, and many other people don't have access to whatever you
consider "a decent editor".
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