[Python-Dev] Integer division transition
Charles G Waldman
Wed, 8 Nov 2000 08:23:47 -0600 (CST)
> > 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.
> Fred L. Drake, Jr.:
> > Like "is", "in", "is not", and "not in"?
> Peter Funk writes:
> And not to forget "and", "or" which were also infix operators from
> the very beginning. So "div" is no precedent at all.
OK, I stand corrected and feel suitably foolish. However I still
think it's quite inconsistent to have divmod(a,b) but a div b.