[Python-Dev] Changing the Division Operator -- PEP 238, rev 1.12

Michael Hudson mwh@python.net
28 Jul 2001 05:35:01 -0400

Not directly relavent to the PEP, but...

Guido van Rossum <guido@zope.com> writes:

>     Q. What about code compiled by the codeop module?
>     A. Alas, this will always use the default semantics (set by the -D
>        command line option).  This is a general problem with the
>        future statement; PEP 236[4] lists it as an unresolved
>        problem.  You could have your own clone of codeop.py that
>        includes a future division statement, but that's not a general
>        solution.

Did you look at my Nasty Hack(tm) to bodge around this?  It's at 


if you haven't.  I'm not sure it will work with what you're planning
for division, but it works for generators (and worked for nested
scopes when that was relavent).

There are a host of saner ways round this, of course - like adding an
optional "flags" argument to compile, for instance.


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