[Python-Dev] Vacation and possibly a new bug

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Tue, 22 Jul 2003 19:24:25 -0400

> And why does ``t = (time((time_t *)0) / YEAR) * YEAR;`` on line 608 have 
> to divide by YEAR and then multiply by YEAR?  Shouldn't those cancel out?

I guess it should have used // instead of /.  (X//Y)*Y is a standard
way to round X down to a whole multiple of Y, and I presume that's
what the code here does.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)