[Python-Dev] Integer division transition

Charles G Waldman cgw@fnal.gov
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.