[MATRIX-SIG] Re: int. division

Rupert Mazzucco maz@pap.univie.ac.at
Sat, 17 Jan 1998 01:26:29 +0100 (MET)


On Fri, 16 Jan 1998, Zane Motteler wrote:

> It is important to understand the distinction between what
> is a float and what is an int. At the hardware level, ints and floats

What do you mean, hardware level? Python is supposed to be a
dynamically typed OO language, abstraction, encapsulation,
all that stuff. Hardware level doesn't seem to be a particularly
strong argument in this case. 

> have different representation and different operations--and the result
> of an int-on-int operation is always an int.

But even the Babylonians had some notion of rational numbers already.
It's high time modern programming languages catch up with them!

Regards,
Rupert Mazzucco

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