[MATRIX-SIG] integer division -- what a concept!

Rupert Mazzucco maz@pap.univie.ac.at
Sat, 17 Jan 1998 00:58:33 +0100 (MET)

On Fri, 16 Jan 1998, Paul F. Dubois wrote:

> There is a long-established history of this behavior in both Fortran and C.

As I said, I'm aware of this.
But both Fortran and C are *old* languages.
Wasn't Python set to be a *modern* language 
and easy-to-learn? 

Experienced programmers may be know that 2/3 == 0,
and even make use of it; nevertheless this behaviour is
guaranteed to confuse beginners. And it introduces
a possibility for errors that are really hard to find.

Rupert Mazzucco

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