[Edu-sig] computer algebra
kirby.urner at gmail.com
Mon Dec 15 01:05:36 CET 2008
My focus on the constructor as a way to trigger the initial division
(complete with gcd), was blinding me to the role of the __div__
operator in gluing the things together. I need to get back to those
continued fraction studies then, using my new understanding.
Thank you for opening my eyes Guido.
On Sun, Dec 14, 2008 at 3:39 PM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> But fractions *can* eat fractions. Instead of Fraction(f1, f2) you
> just write f1/f2. In general you should just stick to the latter, and
> leave the Fraction() constructor for when the / operator would pick a
> different type (as in 1/2, which becomes a float). You can also write
> it as Fraction(1) / Fraction(2).
> --Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)
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