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Id: 78676
Status: resolved
Priority: 0/
Queue: bignum

Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: spidermario [...]

Bug Information
Severity: Normal
Broken in: 0.29
Fixed in: 0.41

Subject: The behaviour of oct in bigint is inconsistent with that of the default oct
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Hello, I am using perl v5.16.0 and v5.10.1 and the `oct` function with which bigint replaces the default one requires a leading 0 to interpret its parameter as an octal number, whereas the default `oct` does not (and neither do `hex` and `bigint::hex` require a leading 0x). If there is no prefix, the parameter is interpreted as a decimal number. It is also inconsistent with Math::BigInt->from_oct, which returns NaN in Math::BigInt v1.89 and correctly interprets as an octal number in v1.998. Is that a bug or is there a rationale behind it?
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This is a bug. The bigint, bignum, and bigrat the semantics should be the same as those of core Perl. I am working on a fix.
Fixed in bignum-0.41

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