eval('07') works, eval('08') fails, why?

Bruno Desthuilliers bdesth.quelquechose at free.quelquepart.fr
Thu Jan 8 21:24:40 CET 2009

Grant Edwards a écrit :
> On 2009-01-08, Alex van der Spek <amvds at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>> Thanks much, that makes sense!
> Well, that's the correct explanation.
> Whether that feature makes sense or not is debatable.  Even I'm
> not old-school enough that I ever use octal literals -- and I
> used Unix on a PDP-11 for years (actually had my own PDP-11 for
> while, but it never worked).  Now that I think of it, my
> Heathkit Z80 stuff used octal notation too.

What about your DeathStation 9000 ?-)

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