# Integers with preceding zero don't return as expected?

09:02:40 ~ \$ irb

07023
=> 3603

Thoughts? Huh?
-R

Roger P. ha scritto:

09:02:40 ~ \$ irb

07023

=> 3603

Thoughts? Huh?
-R

With a preceding zero you are specifying an octal digit.

Andrea

On Fri, May 9, 2008 at 12:09 AM, Roger P. [email protected]
wrote:

A leading zero makes it octal.

Harry

A leading zero makes it octal.
Thanks guys.
-R

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Roger P. wrote:
| 09:02:40 ~ \$ irb
|>> 07023
| => 3603
|
|
| Thoughts? Huh?
| -R

Implicit conversion of an octal number to a decimal, looks like.

07023 octal is 3603 decimal.

A leading 0 usually signifies the use of octal, instead of decimal
numbers, so Ruby does the right thing, just not in the way expected.

Phillip G.
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