[Python-ideas] Is there a good reason to use * for multiplication?
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Mon Oct 15 07:02:20 CEST 2012
Ram Rachum writes:
> On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 10:40 PM, Blake Hyde <syrion at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Is anything gained from this addition?
> To give a practical answer, I could say that for newbies it's one small
> confusion that could removed from the language.
Get Microsoft to agree and implement it in Excel and you might have a
point. But as long as Excel uses * for multiplication, I don't think
anybody who uses computers is going to have trouble learning this.
Anyway, Python believes in TOOWTDI ("the one old way to do it").
 With apologies to Tim Peters.
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