Integers with leading zeroes
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Wed Jul 22 17:20:24 CEST 2015
On 2015-07-22, Steven D'Aprano <steve at pearwood.info> wrote:
> On Wed, 22 Jul 2015 11:51 pm, Grant Edwards wrote:
>> On 2015-07-22, Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
>>> Laura Creighton <lac at openend.se> writes:
>>>> The biggest use I have for decimal numbers that begin with 0 is in
>>>> credit card numbers, account numbers and the like where the first
>>>> check you do is 'does this thing have the correct number of digits'.
>>> The following are examples of types from the real world that people
>>> think of, and casually discuss, as “numbers”.
>>> * Postal code
>>> * Credit card number
>>> * Telephone number
>>> * Car registration plate number
>>> * Personal Identification Number (PIN)
>> Those are all strings. Not numbers.
> I'm pretty sure that was Ben's point :-)
Ah yes, now I see it was.
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