Annoying octal notation

Albert van der Horst albert at spenarnc.xs4all.nl
Thu Sep 3 15:26:43 CEST 2009


In article <6031ba08-08c8-416b-91db-ce8ff57ae8e5 at w6g2000yqw.googlegroups.com>,
James Harris  <james.harris.1 at googlemail.com> wrote:
<SNIP>
>
>So you are saying that Smalltalk has <base in decimal>r<number> where
>r is presumably for radix? That's maybe best of all. It preserves the
>syntactic requirement of starting a number with a digit and seems to
>have greatest flexibility. Not sure how good it looks but it's
>certainly not bad.
>
>  0xff & 0x0e | 0b1101
>  16rff & 16r0e | 2r1101
>
>Hmm. Maybe a symbol would be better than a letter.

Like 0#ff  16#ff ?

That is ALGOL68. It is incredible how many of it has become
vindicated over time. (Yes, nineteen hundred sixty eight was
the year that language was conceived.)

>
>James

Groetjes Albert

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