Gavin Kistner wrote:

> From: Paul Lutus [mailto:nospam / nosite.zzz]
>> What purpose does the underscore play? I see that it is
>> accepted, I just
>> can't figure out why. I have never seen it as part of proper numeric
>> syntax, anywhere, in three decades in this business.
>> 
>> a = 1_2_3_4_5_6_7 # => 1234567
> 
> big = 10000000
> Quick, is that 1e6 or 1e7 or 1e8?
> 
> vs.
> big = 10_000_000

You mean, avoid ambiguous locale-specific group separators ",|.", yes?

Interesting. Never saw that before. Plenty of underscores, none of them in
numbers.

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