Future division patch available (PEP 238)

Stephen Horne steve at lurking.demon.co.uk
Mon Jul 23 23:34:05 CEST 2001

On Mon, 23 Jul 2001 14:20:14 -0500, Skip Montanaro <skip at pobox.com>

>    Steve> This isn't going to be a little problem. It's going to happen in
>    Steve> a lot of scripts - many of which are used in environments where
>    Steve> no-one is going the warning - and I don't know how many scripts I
>    Steve> wrote, or who has copies of them, or who has personally modified
>    Steve> versions or anything much that would allow me to sort the problem
>    Steve> out in advance.
>I think many of the warnings generated for integer division will just wind
>up in Apache log files where nobody will see them.

Not quite - in my case I quite often use a wxPython GUI interface -
the warnings won't show *anywhere* because the CLI is not visible and
there are no log files. Even if it becomes visible, the typical user
response to warnings is to ignore them.

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