[Python-Dev] Integer division transition

Fred L. Drake, Jr. fdrake@acm.org
Tue, 7 Nov 2000 18:06:25 -0500 (EST)

Charles G Waldman writes:
 > I think that making "div" an infix operator would be setting a
 > horrible precedent.  Currently, all infix operators "look like"
 > operators, i.e. they are non-alphabetic characters, and things that
 > look like words are either functions or reserved words.

  Like "is", "in", "is not", and "not in"?

 > Long before the creation of python-dev, this issue had been discussed
 > numerous times on c.l.py, and the '//' operator was suggested several
 > times, and I don't think anybody ever had a problem with it...

  I don't have a strong preference for either // or div, but
definately want this to be an operator.


Fred L. Drake, Jr.  <fdrake at acm.org>
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