Numeric literal syntax

Alan G Isaac alan.isaac at gmail.com
Sun Sep 7 01:30:03 CEST 2008


> 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
>> etc.
> 
> +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
> <URL:http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/18123d100bba63b8?dmode=source>
> to instead use white space for the separator, exactly as one can now
> do with string literals.

Yuck.
Repeating a mistake means two mistakes.

But I would hate less the use of nobreak spaces,
since any decent editor can reveal them.

Alan Isaac



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