PEP238, syntax suggestion for floor division operator (not div)

Guido van Rossum guido at
Tue Aug 7 04:45:47 CEST 2001

"Terry Reedy" <tjreedy at> writes:

> Major problem: \ is escape char in strings.  eval('a\b') would not do
> what you expect.

Also, a \ as the last token on a line already has a meaning (continue
on the next line).  Not worth the hassle.

--Guido van Rossum (home page:

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