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On Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 10:20 AM, Enrico Colombini <> wrote:
> Yes, often the result of %d+ is used as a string in my code. Coercing it to
> a number would create more problems and/or inefficiencies (multiple unneeded
> conversions) than it would solve.

I've never assumed that the result of a %d+ capture would be
implicitly converted into a number.