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Re^2: When I see "10", I think:

by Tux (Monsignor)
on Feb 02, 2012 at 20:32 UTC ( #951526=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: When I see "10", I think:
in thread When I see "10", I think:

Why not 8? Are we done with octal?

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Re^3: When I see "10", I think:
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Feb 02, 2012 at 21:11 UTC
    Are we done with octal?

    I've been done by octal too many times :)

    I hate that most programming languages insist on interpreting numbers with leading xeros as octal.

    Personally, I've never seen any utility in octal that wasn't better served by hex.

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    The start of some sanity?

      What about file permissions?

      Using octal for 16-bit values is that it isolates bit 15 nicely.

      FFFF(hex) = 177777(oct) 8000(hex) = 100000(oct) 7FFF(hex) = 077777(oct) 0000(hex) = 000000(oct)

        If the left-most hex digit is 8 or higher, the high bit is set.

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