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@@ -43,13 +43,17 @@ Floating point numbers may be written as follows:
These numbers have the same value, 12.34. You may use underscores in floating
point numbers as well.
-You can also write numbers in hexadecimal, octal or binary formats. For
+You can use a special prefix to write numbers in decimal, hexadecimal, octal
+or binary formats. For decimal numbers use a prefix of <tt>0d</tt>, for
hexadecimal numbers use a prefix of <tt>0x</tt>, for octal numbers use a
prefix of <tt>0</tt> or <tt>0o</tt>, for binary numbers use a prefix of
<tt>0b</tt>. The alphabetic component of the number is not case-sensitive.
Examples:
+ 0d170
+ 0D170
+
0xaa
0xAa
0xAA