[Python-Dev] Integer division transition

Charles G Waldman cgw@fnal.gov
Tue, 7 Nov 2000 12:50:18 -0600 (CST)

Greg Wilson writes:
 > 2. What mark would you give a student who had variables IO and I0 in the
 >    same module?

I think this is a bit of a stretch - IO and I0 look almost identical
typographically (depending on the font) whereas // and / look pretty
different.  It would be a better analogy to say "What mark would you
give a student who used variables X and XX in the same program".  And,
I wouldn't have a problem with that.

How about URL's?  '/' and '//' have different meanings there and I
don't think people have a big problem with this.

The other point - "=" vs "==" - is a bit harder to answer.  Both of
these symbols are used in Python, but not in the same context.

All-the-good-symbols-are-already-taken-ly y'rs,