Future division patch available (PEP 238)

Tom Jenkins tjenkins at nospiced.ham.devis.com
Wed Jul 25 15:11:09 CEST 2001


Stephen Horne wrote:

> On Tue, 24 Jul 2001 19:40:06 GMT, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org>
> wrote:
> 
> 
>>I think it will be inevitable for many Pythons to come to provide a
>>way to turn off the new division rules.  I am currently working on a
>>command line option for this.
>>
> 
> How about inference by looking at the extension of the input file.
> Either way you create language dialects, but looking at the extension
> makes the selection in a way that will generally work here and now.
> 
> I assume some applications ignore the standard *.py filename
> convention - hopefully rare enough to handle other ways, or maybe a
> case for allowing a command line option in addition.
> 
> 

Won't work for the python methods embedded in zope's zodb.  They don't 
have file extensions.

i'm-glad-i'm-not-jim-fulton-ly yours
Tom




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