John Cremona on Thu, 10 Dec 2015 11:26:44 +0100

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Re: Regarding digits function

On 10 December 2015 at 10:13, Bill Allombert
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> On Thu, Dec 10, 2015 at 02:35:33PM +0530, chandra sekaran wrote:
>> Hi,
>> digits(0) is giving  empty vector.  It should give [0].
>> Am i correct or wrong?
> No, this is expected: this is consistent with binary(0).
> The idea is to remove all leading zeros.

That is certainly the mathematically pure answer, but in Real Life we
strip leading 0s except for 0 itself, since we do not like empty
strings representing integers.

Perhaps the documentation could point this out?


> Cheers,
> Bill.