# [MATRIX-SIG] Re: int. division

**Holger St. John
**
stjohn@gav.gat.com

*Wed, 21 Jan 1998 10:00:05 -0800*

I know that this group has gone south for the winter when I read stuff
like this :-)
>* > > ......Consider the
*>* > > code:
*>* > >
*>* > > x = i / j
*>* > >
*>* > > Now, suppose i=2 and j=4. Then x will be the integer, 2.
*>* > > Everybody agrees on this.
*>* >
*>* > Well, not everybody. I would have 2/4 == 2.0 and 2//4 == 2
*>*
*>*Call me crazy, but somehow I'm not comfortable with the result of 2/4
*>*being either 2 *or* 2.0...
*>*
*
Holger St. John
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