[Python-Dev] A future division proposal

Perry Greenfield perry@stsci.edu
Wed, 25 Jul 2001 13:48:10 -0400

[Paul Moore]
> You could probably write a function to do this. There's no need 
> for anything
> built into Python.
Sure, a functional form would be just as feasible and not require
another operator. On the other hand there are perhaps a couple 
reasons not to do it this way:

1) It can make a mess of the expressions (if automatically translated)
   and make the code far less readable. Some may object to this.
2) If I recall some objected to a functional version on the basis
   of speed, but I'm not sure about that.