Hi,

On Thu, May 16, 2002 at 07:38:29AM +0900, nobu.nokada / softhome.net wrote:
> > irb(main):003:0> "0x123".oct
> > 291
> It's intended.  String#oct recognizes prefixes "0", "0x" and
> "0b".  The negative argument means it.

	Could you state some reasons for it?
	
	(I know the behavior for base < -1, but here I simply don't
	understand why it is used here.)

		Michal

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