[Python-Dev] (-1)**(1/2)==1?

Facundo Batista facundobatista at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 16:50:35 CET 2006

2006/2/20, Jonathan Barbero <jonathan.barbero at gmail.com>:

> Hello!
>   My name is Jonathan, i´m new with Python.

Hello Jonathan. This list is only for developing Python itself, not
for developing in Python.

You should address this kind of question in comp.lang.python
(available as a newsgroup and a mailing list), see here for


>    I try this in the command line:
>    >>> (-1)**(1/2)
>     1
>    This is wrong, i think it must throw an exception.
>     What do you think?

It's OK, because (1/2) is zero, not 0.5.

>>> 1/2


.    Facundo

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