[Python-Dev] Vacation and possibly a new bug

Brett C. drifty@alum.berkeley.edu
Tue, 22 Jul 2003 16:33:54 -0700

Guido van Rossum wrote:

>>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.

Didn't know C had a flooring divide operator.  Good to know.