Annoying octal notation

Jan Kaliszewski zuo at
Sat Aug 22 22:44:35 CEST 2009

22-08-2009 o 21:04:17 Derek Martin <code at> wrote:

> On Sat, Aug 22, 2009 at 10:03:35AM +1000, Ben Finney wrote:

>> These human programmers, whether newbies or long-experienced, also deal
>> with decimal numbers every day, many of which are presented as a
>> sequence of digits with leading zeros — and we continue to think of them
>> as decimal numbers regardless. Having the language syntax opposed to
>> that is

> ...consistent with virtually every other popular programming language.

Probably not every other...

Anyway -- being (as it was said) inconsistent with every-day-convention --
it'd be also inconsistent with *Python* conventions, i.e.:

0x <- hex prefix
0b <- bin prefix


Jan Kaliszewski (zuo) <zuo at>

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