[docs] Minor doc bug

Sandro Tosi sandro.tosi at gmail.com
Sun Jul 31 23:20:17 CEST 2011


Hello Jay,

On Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 02:17, Jay Dresser <jay at jaydresser.us> wrote:
> http://docs.python.org/py3k/whatsnew/3.2.html#optimizations
>     "String to integer conversions now work two “digits” at a time, reducing
> the number of division and modulo operations."
> String to integer uses multiplication.   Integer to string uses division and
> modulo.
> I'm not sure what you meant, but since division is more costly than
> multiplication, I suspect you meant
>     "Integer to string conversions now work two “digits” at a time, reducing
> the number of division and modulo operations."
> (doing modulo 100 instead of modulo 10)
> I could be wrong since the fractional part of floating point numbers would
> use division (but not modulo) for string to integer.

Thanks for spotting it! They were indeed swapped: I've just filed
http://bugs.python.org/issue12668 to fix it.

Regards,
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