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Javascript string to integer conversion hell
February 9, 2012, 8:57 pm
Filed under: Javascript | Tags: , , ,

Javascript is great. But some over intelligency cause also great problem to the developer.

Here I give some string to integer conversion result in JavaScript,

1.  parseInt(“01”)=>1

2.  parseInt(“05”)=>5

3.  parseInt(“08”)=>0

4.  parseInt(“09”)=>0


Here javascript is giving wrong result for 3 and 4.


When javascript get Zero leading string as parseInt parameter, it takes 8 base system for conversion automatically instead of 10 base.


Simply set the base explicitly like below,

3. parseInt(“08”,10)=>8

4. parseInt(“09”,10)=>9

It is best practice in javascript to set the conversion “base” during any type number parsing.



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