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Re: Underscores in numbers

by damian1301 (Curate)
on Apr 12, 2001 at 21:42 UTC ( #72115=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Underscores in numbers

Notice that there is an underscore after each 3 numbers, where a comma would usually be. The significance of the underscore is just a substitute for the comma in an unquoted string. Don't get worked up about it. It is just a visual convenience because it helps you distinguish between 700 million and 70 million by just counting the underscores.

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