PEP0238 lament

Stephen Horne steve at lurking.demon.co.uk
Tue Jul 24 06:22:53 CEST 2001


On Tue, 24 Jul 2001 03:27:09 GMT, "Neil Hodgson"
<nhodgson at bigpond.net.au> wrote:

>Myles:
>
>> Ermm, fact correction :
>> not on the VB and VBA I have available to me.
>>
>> VB (admittedly v.4):
>>     x = 1 \ 2
>>     MsgBox (x)
>> gives 0.5
>
>   Also in VBScript (on W2K):
>WScript.echo(1/2)
>   displays "0.5".
>
>   And QBasic
>PRINT 1/2
>   displays ".5"
>
>   Neil

<fx: slowly descending whistle>
<fx: ***BOOM***>

Thats one big hole blown in one of my major arguments - dammit.

Teach me for assuming BASIC would work the same way for five minutes,
I suppose.

The next ***BOOM*** is still going to be a huge hole blown in my
credibility after advocating Python though - so I'm still not a happy
bunny :-<




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