Pep 238 Why new // operator (Non-integer Division)
tim.one at home.com
Sat Mar 17 07:38:17 CET 2001
> BTW, I guess I'm not the first one to notice that this new operator
> looks an awful lot like a C/C++ comment.
No, you're the first! 329 people did note that // looks an awful lot like
Fortran's string concatenation operator. I expect these were the same 329
who complained to the C++ committee about abusing *their* prior art.
> So maybe some other symbol should be used.
Why bother? Python's # looks an awful lot like C++'s preprocessor directive
flag too. Guido would probably prefer infix "div" (a la Pascal), but a new
keyword is a very hard sell.
> Hey, isn't "$" still open? <wink>
Barry has first dibs on that one, to make
print $ fileobject, 2, "+ 5% tax =", 2*1.05
$2.00 + $0.10 = $2.10
Curiously, he will ignore the fileobject in this case, unless it's spelled
print $ >> fileobject, 2, "+ 5% tax =", 2*1.05
I forget what
print >> $fileobject, 2, "+ 5% tax =", 2*1.05
is going to mean. I *think* it reads the next line from fileobject, strips
the newline, then uses that as the name of the file to print to (after
opening for append).
> just-tryin'-to-make-a-buck-ly y'rs,
sell-documentation-for-barry's-proposals!-ly y'rs - tim
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