|I already ceded octal
: So, now it's only hex-like strings you want to make a special case of. The ideas wearing a bit thin isn't.
someone came up with color codes in hex, which are already oft unquoted,
: It doesn't have to be quotes -- its in a string. It's only you wants to be able to treat that ambiguous string as a number.
You're like a dog with a bone tied to its tail, chasing around in circles refusing to let go! Fatuous.
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