[erlang-questions] convert strings like "1e-8" to floats.

Richard A. O'Keefe <>
Thu Feb 9 05:33:19 CET 2017



On 9/02/17 4:35 AM, Jesper Louis Andersen wrote:
> Another example is OCaml, which supports entering integers as
>
> # 1_000_000;;
> - : int = 1000000
>
> which is very nifty, but unique to OCaml and thus not too portable.

*Not* unique to OCaml.  Allowed by Ada and ISO Pascal Extended and
Quintus Prolog and Eiffel and F# and >>> Java <<< amongst others.

Fortran (pre Fortran 95) and Algol (60 and 68) allowed embedded
spaces in number literals.  _ is a little safer...


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