Alternative number systems as formatting (in particular, binary, octal, and hexadecimal)
The main problem with DEC2BIN, DEC2OCT, and DEC2HEX is that they return text. If you want to do an operation on the "numbers" returned by those functions, you have to operate on the original decimal numbers and use the same conversion function on that. It is impossible to work directly in that alternative number system.
Instead, we should just be able to change the appearance of a decimal number through formatting and do our math on that. There can of course be an indicator of the number system as part of the formatting, probably a subscript.
I would also like this, but for the MacOS version.
Also the ability to choose any base format up to 36 (thus exhausting the alphanumerics) would be nice.
Rob Stoddard commented
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