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Leading Zeros?

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  • Subject: [mg54319] Leading Zeros?
  • From: AES <siegman at>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2005 10:30:40 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Stanford University
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A quick test seems to show that if I enter as an input line

   y = {001,002,003}; Print[y//FullForm];

the output is List[1,2,3].

Are the leading zeros gone forever?  Does Mathematica have an official 
policy on capturing or storing leading zeros?

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