Annoying octal notation

Carl Banks pavlovevidence at
Sun Aug 23 01:45:20 CEST 2009

On Aug 22, 12:04 pm, Derek Martin <c... 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.

If you know anything about Python, you should know that "consistent
with virtually every other programming langauge" is, at most, a polite
suggestion for how Python should do it.

Carl Banks

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