steve at lurking.demon.co.uk
Mon Jul 23 16:47:45 EDT 2001
On 23 Jul 2001 13:26:36 -0400, roy at panix.com (Roy Smith) wrote:
>> Tim> Why is that? It's because unlike any other builtin arithmetic
>> Tim> operation, "/" today can cause *catastrophic* loss of information
>> Tim> silently, and in ordinary cases.
>Surely assignment causes catastrophic loss of information, no? If I
>say "x = 4", havn't I lost the old value of x?
Depends if another identifier references the same object - to reopen
another can of worms ;-)
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