Annoying octal notation
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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.
Derek D. Martin
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