[Python-Dev] shouldn't we be considering all pending numeric
Wed, 25 Jul 2001 20:14:15 +0200
Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > > ...
> > > I actually expect that most conversion jobs will be easy -- all those
> > > folks who suffer from "Extreme Fear of Floating Point" (as Tim calls
> > > it) can simply change every / into a // in their program (using a tool
> > > that properly tokenizes) and they should be done, since most likely
> > > their code never uses floating point. :-)
> > Well, that would break floating points then...
> Not under the assumption that they will never use floating point.
Verifying such an assumption will be just as hard as auditing the
code itself, I'm afraid.
> > unless float // float works like float / float does now.
> No, that would be a bad idea. float//float should either raise an
> exception or return a rounded-towards-minus-infinity result.
Hmm, it would assure that your tool doesn't accidentally
break floating point code.
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