While drilling my
String::Ruby methods to behave as their Ruby counterparts, I noticed this little oddity in Ruby which seems to violate the least-surprise-rule:
print "- 377".oct ==> -255
print "- 377".oct ==> 0
So how many whitespaces may I add before ruby starts vomitting? Seven actually. Now I wonder whether
hex() allows up to 15.....*tests*...no, just four! Funny.
The downside of that: I can't blindly use ruby's output as test-cases. I planned on writing a couple of ruby scripts that I have automatically converted into test scripts. Or at least I have to hand-edit them afterwards and take out those test-failures that are caused by Ruby bugs (I guess the above is one).