# Re: List Of Numbers Produces Incorrect Output (part of detailed review of common microsyntaxes)

• From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
• Date: Thu, 8 May 2008 06:07:58 +0000 (UTC)
• Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0805080606320.23610@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
```On Wed, 11 Jul 2007, Geoffrey Sneddon wrote:
>
> Passing #lists a string of "10" results in a list with a single value:
> 1. This (almost certain) bug is caused by substeps 2–4 of the number
> character option within step 13 (parser). At the second digit, we
> multiple 0*10 before adding it to value. However, if we rewrite this set
> of substeps to follow the pattern used in the algorithms above (such as
> real numbers) the said bug can be fixed:
>
> [[
> 1. If finished is true, skip to the next step in the overall set of steps.
>
> 2. Multiply value by ten.
>
> 3. Add the value of the digit, interpreted in base ten, to value.
>
> 4. Let started be true.
> ]]
>
> This removes the need for two variables (multiple and n). Therefore,
> step 9 of the outer algorithm also needs to be removed.

Er, yeah, I don't know what I was thinking about when I was writing that
part of the algorithm, but it clearly wasn't maths. Fixed.

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