Octal literals have their uses (you Unix haters skip this one)

Brendan Eich brendan at mozilla.com
Thu Jan 12 10:21:35 PST 2012

Sorry, are you seriously proposing that Node.js users when they specify 
file permissions should manually write that out? Come on! Sorry, that's 
just way too verbose and ugly.

And performance can be an issue, but the readability and writability 
problems are enough.


> Axel Rauschmayer <mailto:axel at rauschma.de>
> January 12, 2012 10:10 AM
> parseInt("377", 8)? Assuming that performance isn’t an issue.
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