Numeric literals in other than base 10 - was Annoying octal notation

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Mon Aug 24 04:29:20 CEST 2009


Max Erickson <maxerickson at gmail.com> writes:

> At some point, abandoning direct support for literals and just 
> having a function that can handle different bases starts to make a 
> lot of sense to me:
>
> >>> int('100', 8)
> 64
> >>> int('100', 10)
> 100
> >>> int('100', 16)
> 256
> >>> int('100', 2)
> 4
> >>> int('100', 3)
> 9
> >>> int('100', 36)
> 1296

Hah! You don't get me that easily, nobody would make something so simple
and obvious.

Right, guys?

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