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Author georg.brandl
Recipients ethan.furman, georg.brandl, mark.dickinson, petr.viktorin, serhiy.storchaka, skrah, yselivanov
Date 2016-02-13.11:21:18
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It's mostly for consistency. For example, ``int(x, 0)`` is defined by the docs as "interpret x as in a literal".  Other bases have special cases as well, e.g. "0x" is accepted by base 16.

In the current version of the conversions, the string is scanned for "_" before doing the more expensive allocation+copy.
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