Annoying octal notation

Derek Martin code at pizzashack.org
Mon Aug 24 19:02:39 CEST 2009


On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 04:47:43PM +0000, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> Except of course to anyone familiar with mathematics in the last, oh, 
> five hundred years or so. Mathematics has used a positional system for 
> numbers for centuries now: leading zeroes have been insignificant, just 
> like trailing zeroes after the decimal point:
> 
> 9 = 09 = 009 = 9.0 = 9.00 = 0009.000 etc.

Dude, seriously.  No one ever *uses* leading zeros in the context of
mathematics except in 2nd grade math class.

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Derek D. Martin
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