[Python-Dev] Re: Comment on PEP-0238

Skip Montanaro skip@pobox.com (Skip Montanaro)
Sat, 7 Jul 2001 13:51:21 -0500

    Guido> "Emile van Sebille" <emile@fenx.com> writes:
    >> If you're going to add keywords, why not add precision and allow
    >> those who want non-integer division to set it to the level of
    >> precision they require.  That breaks no more code (presumably) than
    >> adding div or yield does.

    Guido> I'm not sure what you're asking about.  If you're serious, please
    Guido> submit a PEP!  This is the time to do it.  Posting to the
    Guido> newsgroup is *not* sufficient to let an idea be heard by me --
    Guido> you *have* to mail it to me directly or to python-dev.  (While I
    Guido> like to read c.l.py sometimes, I cannot guarantee that I see
    Guido> every post.)

Isn't this similar to Paul DuBois' floating point ideas?