[Python-Dev] PEP 238 - The // operator should truncate instead of floor

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Wed Aug 29 18:30:16 CEST 2007

> This non-quotient division leads to some odd results, e.g. Python seems 
> to think -3/2+3/2 = -1. This is clearly, and correct me if I'm mistaken 
> - wrong.

Lino already pointed you to the relevant FAQ entry, but since you
explicitly asked for it: you are mistaken, the result is right.

It would have been good if you had indicated what result you had
expected instead. I assume 0; to get 0, you have to write -(3/2)+3/2,
or 0-3/2+3/2.


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