Why Python don't accept 03 as a number?

jfong at ms4.hinet.net jfong at ms4.hinet.net
Fri Dec 7 23:34:44 EST 2018

I can understand the difficulty of throwing old thing away and accept new one in human. There seems have a huge inertia there. This phenomenon appears on every aspects, not only on the transition from Python2 to Python3. But, as a new comer of Python like me, I have no difficulty to accept it because of 03 is a valid number in my daily life and never had the experience of treating 010 as 8:-)

MBAB wrote:
> We could just wait until all the old C programmers have died. :-)

Yes, it's the nature way.

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