Integer division (was: Case-sensitivity... (was: Damnation!))

Greg Ewing greg at
Sun May 21 23:37:57 EDT 2000

Bernhard Herzog wrote:
> This could be alleviated by introducing a special integer division
> operator.

I'm assuming (hoping!) that's what Guido means -- that
there will be two different division operators, one
always meaning integer division, and the other always
meaning real division.

If compatibility is a concern, the existing "/" could
be left as it is, and two new operators introduced
(although if that were done, the use of the old "/"
should be vigorously deprecated in the documentation,
and never even mentioned to newbies).

Greg Ewing, Computer Science Dept,
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