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The “San Seriffe” of PHP: “PEP 313 — Adding Roman Numeral Literals to Python”

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/04/01

At 9 years of age, PEP 313 still is a classic april fools joke. One of the hilarious parts:

This PEP is rejected. While the majority of Python users deemed this to be a nice-to-have feature, the community was unable to reach a consensus on whether nine should be represented as IX, the modern form, or VIIII, the classic form. Likewise, no agreement was reached on whether MXM or MCMXC would be considered a well-formed representation of 1990. A vocal minority of users has also requested support for lower-cased numerals for use in (i) powerpoint slides, (ii) academic work, and (iii) Perl documentation.

–jeroen (who also loves the San Seriffe joke of 1997)

via: PEP 313 — Adding Roman Numeral Literals to Python.

One Response to “The “San Seriffe” of PHP: “PEP 313 — Adding Roman Numeral Literals to Python””

  1. […] Number Forms. Including fractions and Roman numeral forms. But these are in a sperate block: Charbase: Rumi Numeral […]

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