[Edu-sig] Rational Division
Mon, 07 Feb 2000 16:56:07 -0600
>> So, what does "E" think? Does 2/3=3D=3D0 or does 2/3=3D=3D1
>> or does 2/3=3D0.66..67 or does 2/3=3D=3D2/3?=20
>In E, there are two operators for division:
> 2 / 3 yields 0.666666
> 2 _/ 3 yields 0
Leave it to me to try to be cute and wind up obscuring my point.
Leave it to Ping to dig up a language called "E"
I meant "Everyone" as in CP4*E* :-)
Some people have been saying that "Everyone" thinks 2/3=3D=3D0.6666
Others say that 2/3 is obviously 0
I was suggesting that perhaps "Everyone" thinks 2/3=3D=3D2/3
It should be tested, of course, by asking a subset of "Everyone"
But this is similar to the case-sensitive issue, and Guido has spoken.
I stand by my general point, though. Programmers don't have a clue
about what "Everyone" thinks or needs. If we pretend we do, CP4E
will have all the credibility of a Star Trek convention.