On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 9:47 AM, Xavier Noria <fxn / hashref.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 3:33 PM, Gregory Brown
> <gregory.t.brown / gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> You can represent your numbers in octal by putting a leading 0, but
>> they will be accessed as decimal numbers throughout your application.
>
> In fact the application itself has no sense of bases, applications
> deal with numbers. Bases enter the game in literals, printing, etc.

Right, I was mainly referring to the defaults for interacting with
numbers, but I could have been more clear.

-greg

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