I'm reading the K&R book on the C programming language. I found a passage on bitwise operators extremely hard to understand because it uses octal numbering examples (and because bitwise isn't ...
I've read Where are octals useful? and it seems like octals are something that were once upon a time useful. Many languages treat numbers preceding with a 0 as octal, so the literal 010 is actually ...
I am wondering which numeral system different programmers are using, or would use if their language has support for them. As an example, in C++ we can use: Octal by prefixing with 0 (e.g. 0377) ...
I just banged my head against the table for some 20 minutes looking at a totally weird bug in PHP, and then I realized there's octal. The <%(*&#> octal. In short, I padded some literals with ...