Numeric supports base 8, 10, 16 but not 2 -- why?

Artem Pelenitsyn a.pelenitsyn at
Sun Dec 6 17:22:35 UTC 2020

Dear Libraries,

I noticed the Numeric module has special-cased functions to read and show
integral types in bases 8, 10, 16 but not for base 2. There are also
generic-over-base versions, so an interested client can implement the
special case for base 2 themselves with little hassle. Still, I think base
2 is common enough that we could support it along with base 8, 10, 16 out
of the box.

What do you think? I'm happy to submit a merge request if you concur.

Kind regards,
Artem Pelenitsyn
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